Two new cases of contamination with the new coronavirus have been confirmed in France, an official from the Ministry of Health announced on Tuesday, indicating that their health does not cause any concern. And Switzerland announced its first case of COVID-19 infection on Tuesday.
A 70-year-old man is the first person diagnosed with the new Covid-19 coronavirus in Switzerland, the country’s Federal Office for Public Health (FOPH) announced on Tuesday, CNN writes.
The man comes from the canton of Ticino, a region located on the border with Italy. At the same time, he traveled to Lombardy in mid-February.
The man was hospitalized and was isolated. “For now, his health is good,” said a FOPH spokesman, according to Mediafax.
Italy is the European country most affected by the spread of the new coronavirus. Most cases of infection have been confirmed in the Lombardy region. The balance of the epidemic in Italy reached 11 deaths on Tuesday.
It’s about “a young Chinese girl who came from China on February 7, who is admitted to Paris for supervision and is doing very well,” said Professor Jérà´me Salomon, the director general of the Ministry of Health, according to Agerpres.
The young woman was tested positive for the new coronavirus, he said.
The 14th case is “of a Frenchman who returned from Lombardy (Italy) and who is currently hospitalized in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes” in a region bordering Italy, Professor Salomon added.
These ads increase to 14 the total number of cases registered in France since the onset of the crisis caused by the new coronavirus.
German authorities confirmed the first case of coronavirus in Baden-Wuerttemberg, southern Germany, on Tuesday evening, after a 25-year-old man who was recently in Milan was tested positive.
According to a statement, the Ministry of Health in the country announced that the man, who was likely to become infected during a visit to Italy, contacted the German authorities after having flu-like symptoms.
He is due to be taken to the hospital in the evening, where he will be isolated and treated, the ministry added.
“The people who came in contact with the patient will be isolated at home and their health will be checked every day. As soon as a person with whom he has had contact has symptoms, he will be isolated in the hospital ”, added the quoted source.
In Germany, 17 cases have been confirmed with the new virus so far.
At the same time, Algeria confirmed the first case of coronavirus, that of an Italian citizen who arrived in the country on February 17, broadcast on state television.
The man was quarantined, the state television announced, citing the Algerian Ministry of Health.