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Three in western Japan confirmed infected with new coronavirus

15 Feb 2020
Saiseikai Arida Hospital in Yuasa, Wakayama Prefecture, where a doctor was confirmed to have been infected with the new COVID-19 coronavirus, Feb. 14, 2020. (AFP)
Saiseikai Arida Hospital in Yuasa, Wakayama Prefecture, where a doctor was confirmed to have been infected with the new COVID-19 coronavirus, Feb. 14, 2020. (AFP)
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Updated 17 Feb 2020
15 Feb 2020

The Wakayama prefectural government said Saturday that three more people related to a local hospital have been confirmed infected with the new coronavirus.

One is a doctor in his 50s working at Saiseikai Arida Hospital in the Wakayama town of Yuasa, western Japan. Among those related to the hospital, a surgeon in his 50s was confirmed infected with the virus originating in China’s Wuhan on Thursday.

Wakayama Governor Yoshinobu Nisaka said the possibility of in-hospital infection “can’t be denied.”

The other two are the wife in her 50s of the doctor whose infection has just been confirmed and an inpatient at the hospital in his 60s.

JIJI Press

 

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