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Japan confirms third case of novel coronavirus infection

Updated: 2020-01-25 15:52
Medical staff carry a box as they walk at the Jinyintan hospital, where the patients with pneumonia caused by the new strain of coronavirus are being treated, in Wuhan, Hubei province, Jan 10, 2020. [Photo/Agencies]

TOKYO - Japan has confirmed a third case of infection of novel coronavirus, the health ministry said on Saturday.

The latest case was confirmed in a woman in her 30s who lives in Wuhan, the Chinese city at the centre of the outbreak. She arrived in Japan on Jan 18, the ministry said.

The death toll from the novel coronavirus outbreak jumped on Saturday to 41 from 26 a day earlier. More than 1,300 people have been infected globally. 

Reuters

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