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Confirmed Cases of Corona Virus a.k.a 2019-nCoV January 29, 2020 Credits to W.H.O Country Confirmed Cases China 5997 Japan 7 Republic of Korea 4 Vietnam 2 Singapore 7 Australia 7 Malaysia 4 Cambodia 1 Thailand 14 Nepal 1 Sri Lanka 1 USA 5 Canada 3 France 4 Germany 4 UAE 4 TOTAL 6065 Preventive Measures Avoiding close contact with people suffering from acute respiratory infections. • Frequent hand-washing, especially after direct contact with ill people or their environment. • Avoiding unprotected contact with farm or wild animals. • People with symptoms of acute respiratory infection should practice cough etiquette (maintain distance, cover coughs and sneezes with disposable tissues or clothing, and wash hands). • Within healthcare facilities, enhance standard infection prevention and control practices in hospitals, especially in emergency departments. Symptoms Patients who have contracted the virus have had fever, shortness of breath and coughing. The virus can also cause pneumonia, an infection that inflames the air sacs in the lungs and can cause them to fill with fluid or pus. Elderly citizens tend to be more often affected by the virus than younger people. Since the virus broke out in December last year, it has infected thousands of people across China. Cases have also been reported in more than a dozen other countries, including Germany.