Two British tourists who visited Spain and Italy, increased the number of those infected with the coronavirus, the disease hidden by the Chinese regime for more than a month that continues to spread around the world.
“Two further patients in England have tested positive for COVID-19, bringing the total number of UK cases to 15,” reported professor and Medical Director Chris Whitty, according to the Daily Express.
In addition to the 15 patients being treated in the United Kingdom, 168 British nationals are staying at the H10 Costa Adeje Palace hotel in Tenerife, the largest of the Canary Islands, Spain.
The coronavirus has infected 447 people in Europe, causing the deaths of 12 other victims on the continent.
In the United States, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) detected the first patient in the country to be contaminated from an unknown source.
This type of virus transmission had already been warned by health authorities.
The patient, a resident of Solano County, California, is being treated at UC Davis Medical Center and has no travel history that would suggest he was contaminated in any country where the disease has already occurred.
“It’s possible this could be an instance of community spread of COVID-19, which would be the first time this has happened in the United States,” according to the CDC statement, meaning that the source of the contamination in this patient is unknown.
Regarding the level of danger, health authorities said, “The health risk of the new coronavirus for the general public remains low at this time,” alluding to the fact that although the transmission rate is high, the mortality rate is low.
President Donald Trump assured that the nation is prepared to deal with the consequences of the coronavirus, and named Vice President Mike Pence as leader of the task force in charge of combating these cases.
The World Health Organization (WHO) declared the widespread impact of the disease on a global health emergency on Jan. 30.