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South Korea Reports 123 New Coronavirus Cases; Italy Declares State Of Emergency: Virus Updates

While China is fabricating daily updates to calm the population, the coronavirus pandemic is spreading around the globe with clusters in South Korea, Japan, Iran and now, Italy.

  • South Korea reports 123 new cases, 1 new death
  • Italy announces 79 cases, declares “national emergency”; Nothern Italy put on lockdown.
  • Japan cases triple in a week to 121
  • Japan confirms “seriously ill” patient in Tokyo
  • Hubei reports daily numbers
  • Chinese scientists find virus in urine
  • Experts propose 27 day quarantine, say 14 days likely not long enough
  • Cases outside China go exponential
  • 32 UK and European citizens arrive back in UK on evac flight
  • Outbreak reported in South Korean psychiatric ward
  • WHO team visits Wuhan; will give Monday press conference
  • Iran reports 10 new cases, deaths climb to 6
  • San Diego says 200 under ‘medical observation’
  • Young woman infected five relatives without ever showing symptoms
  • South Korea cases surge 8-fold in 4 days to 433; country reports third death

* * *

Update (2105ET): China’s National Health Commission has reported 18 new cases of Covid-19 and one new death outside of Hubei province. 

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Update (2040ET): South Korea has finally released its numbers for Saturday. Authorities recorded an additional death, bringing the total to four, and another 123 confirmed cases, bringing the total to 556.

Weekend futures took a dive on the news, dropping 40 points. Another 6,039 cases are being tested.

  • S.KOREA REPORTS 123 ADDITIONAL CORONAVIRUS CASES, BRINGING TOTAL TO 556 – YONHAP
  • FOURTH S.KOREAN CORONAVIRUS PATIENT DIES – KOREA’S CDC
  • S.KOREA REPORTS 123 ADDITIONAL CORONAVIRUS CASES, BRINGING TOTAL TO 556 – YONHAP

Here’s a breakdown of the new data:

  • 123 new cases, 1 new death
  • 75 new cases linked to church
  • 48 others with unknown link
  • Total: 556 cases, 4 deaths
  •  6,039 people being tested

That’s a more than ten-fold increase in cases in a week…

* * *

Update (1940ET): Health officials from two South Korean provinces have reported a total of 28 new cases ahead of a national update, according to BNO.

* * *

Update (1920ET): NHK reports another case of a “seriously ill” patient in Tokyo. The man allegedly traveled to Indonesia – one of the few countries in the region that hasn’t confirmed a single case – while he was sick.

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Update (1820ET): Officials in Hubei have reported their latest figures on the outbreak, with the number of new cases doubling compared to yesterday (630 on Saturday new cases vs. 366 on Friday), while the number of confirmed deaths dipped (96 vs 106). 

Perhaps officials figured they could only fudge the number of new cases by so much since the WHO team was in Wuhan on Saturday. Who knows. But it’s notable that cases doubled, the latest sign that China’s policy of quarantine and containment doesn’t seem to be working. At this point, whatever the numbers coming out of China, they almost are no longer relevant, since nobody believes them anyway.

  • CHINA’S HUBEI PROVINCE, EPICENTRE OF CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK, REPORTS 630 NEW CASES ON FEB 22 VS 366 ON FEB 21
  • CHINA’S HUBEI PROVINCE, EPICENTRE OF CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK, REPORTS 96 NEW DEATHS ON FEB 22 VS 106 ON FEB 21
  • DEATH TOLL FROM CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK IN CHINA’S HUBEI AT 2,346 AS OF END-FEB 22

And here’s just one more reason why: In a video recently posted to twitter, a doctor from a hospital in Hunan confirms that he counted 50 new patients the other day and submitted those numbers to health officials. In turn, they included only 1 case in the official count.

Mainstream American news organizations including the Washington Post are now questioning China’s numbers, as we noted earlier.

Meanwhile, it looks like Italian health officials have confirmed 3 new cases, bringing the total to 79.

https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/coronavirus-deaths-outside-china-spike-who-team-visits-wuhan

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RR
February 23, 2020

This fearmongering is so disappointing. From Lombardy I can report that the regional Lega government is behind a lot of the scaremongering. Because that’s the only thing they know how to do. The first two virus patients (2 Chinese tourists) in ROME have RECOVERED. There is some mysterious UNIDENTIFIED PATIENT ZERO from a small village (Codogno) and the ENTIRE PANIC SCENARIO comes from this MYSTERY PERSON: About five or six very small villages including the PATIENT ZERO village have been put on a military lockdown, which conveniently means no journalist can investigate if this patient exists by verifying it INDEPENDENTLY… Read more »

Olivia Kroth
Reply to  RR
March 7, 2020

Indeed. Fearmongering is the intent why the western deep state has composed this biowarfare virus. Fear rules the world.

RR
RR
February 23, 2020

ps: to give you an idea of how inaccurate the reporting and scaremongering is, this article from zerohedge claims falsely “as fashion week in Milan was also cancelled, forcing the cancellation of the famed Giorgio Armani show, which had been scheduled for Sunday afternoon.” THIS IS NOT TRUE. Armani it seems was pressured into having the show behind closed doors but all the rest are going on as planned. The centre of Milan is as busy and bustling as always. I cannot for the life of me understand why ZH has jumped on the fakenews bandwagon with corporate media as… Read more »

oldandjaded
Reply to  RR
February 24, 2020

Oh well, that’s a relief. close to 600 cases in Korea? Meh. But CANCELLING THE GIORGIO ARMANI SHOW???!! Sweet JESUS! Is NOTHING sacred??!

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