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Wuhan Virus Watch: 1,000th Death Recorded from Coronavirus Infection

Wuhan Virus Watch: 1,000th Death Recorded from Coronavirus Infection

13th case of coronavirus in U.S. is diagnosed.

As of Tuesday, the world has over 43,101 cases of the Wuhan coronavirus reported from 28 countries and territories, with 1,018 deaths.

Reports say 7,345 of those afflicted patients are in critical condition, and 4,043 are confirmed recoveries.

***We will update this post with new information.

In the United States, there are 398 People Under Investigation (PUI) for possible Wuhan coronavirus, distributed in 36 states. Of those, 13 have tested positive (located in six states), 318 have tested negative, and 67 cases have pending diagnosis status.

First case of coronavirus confirmed in San Diego

The 13th case of the coronavirus in the U.S. has been diagnosed in San Diego, in a evacuee who was placed under quarantine after arrival from Wuhan.

San Diego received its first confirmed case of coronavirus Monday, an official familiar with the situation confirmed to 10News.

According to the source, the individual was aboard the first flight from Wuhan, China to Miramar last Wednesday.

The official says the individual is an adult. It’s unclear whether the patient is a man or a woman at this time.

The death toll for the Wuhan Cornonavirus now exceeds 1000.

From Fox News:

The death toll from coronavirus topped 1,000 and the daily death toll reached a record high of 100 on Monday, according to China’s National Health Commission (NHC).

The World Health Organization said in a daily briefing that there are at least 40,235 confirmed cases of the virus in mainland China, where 99 percent of the infected people reside. There are also 319 cases in 24 other countries outside of China, including 12 in the U.S.

Australian couple orders wine via drone on a quarantined coronavirus cruise ship.

Wine…it can be used for medicinal purposes.

An Australian couple quarantined on a cruise ship due to the deadly coronavirus kept the party flowing by getting a drone to deliver wine straight to their cabin.

Jan and Dave Binskin, from Queensland, have chronicled their journey of boredom and booze while stranded on the Diamond Princess ship off the coast of Tokyo for the past week.

…The couple then reached out to the Naked Wine Club and — much to their delight — received two bottles of Pinot Noir that was delivered to their cabin door by drone.

“Naked Wine Club you’re incredible. Just got the first drop,” they wrote on Friday along with an image of Dave lounging on the bed donning a mask and holding a glass of their finest.

“Thank God for drones, the Japanese Coast Guard did not know what the fu– was going on.”

Does this satellite image show the scale of China’s coronavirus cremations?

One of the challenges in following the news related to the coronavirus is trying to confirm the reliability of videos and graphics. There is a real chestnut that made the rounds yesterday:

That tweet infected several threads, insisting that the Chinese were burning thousands of bodies that were generating exceedingly high levels of sulfur dioxide. However, China also burns cheap coal, which is sulfur-rich.

However, it is not certain that the high SO2 levels are related to the coronavirus crisis. The colourless gas is also produced by the burning of fossil fuels and other chemical processes.

The areas around Beijing and Shanghai, which are not in lockdown, also displayed high levels of SO2 today, although they were not as high over the weekend.

Dramatic videos are creating more unease than calming citizens.

I conferred with my colleague, who is an experienced biosafety expert. Like myself, she was perplexed by the official Chinese response of using firetrucks and drones to spray disinfecting agent throughout the city:

Neither of us has ever seen such a reaction in outdoor environments. As my colleague noted, viruses typically are killed within 6 hours of exposure to sunlight, due to ultraviolet radiation. Disinfectants are used in enclosed areas and indoors, where the chances for exposure to ultraviolet light are limited.

We both suspect that as the rapid construction of the hospitals, these spray sessions are Chinese theater orchestrated to calm the masses and show that the Communist Party is in charge of the situation. I don’t think the videos are working as planned.

Coronavirus can live on hard surfaces for up to 9 days, which is four times longer than the flu.

Effective disinfection is turning out to be a critical component in controlling the spread of the coronavirus.

Coronaviruses such as the killer Wuhan strain can survive on doorknobs and train handrails for up to nine days, research has found.

Unless surfaces are disinfected the virus may lurk on them and stay contagious for more than four times as long as the flu, which survives for two days.

A study has revealed the viruses are relatively easy to kill with alcohol or bleach but can live for a long time if left undisturbed.

And the scientists behind it warn protective gear worn by medics must be disposed of immediately because coronaviruses can survive on them for up to two days.


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Lucifer Morningstar | February 11, 2020 at 3:14 pm

And as the death toll tops 1,000 and 2019-nCoV is spreading across the globe with no signs of stopping the government tells us that we all have a “low chance of infection” and not to worry. Yeah, right. Me thinks the cover-up no involves more than just the Chinese government

As much as I would love to see Xi and the ChiCom government fall, be need to be careful what we wish for.

Coronavirus is bad, but if it mutates it could be far more leathal and would certainly not stop at the Chinese border.

And the rest of world is trying to not cause panic, but if it goes bad there will be no stopping it. It will run its course.

Lucifer Morningstar | February 11, 2020 at 4:11 pm

Hey Everyone,

I just saw over at the following link that the WHO has finally given this deadly disease an official name . . . and it’s . . .


Wow, and to think it took them this long to come up with that. Can’t even figure out what it means. Makes me confident these idiots really don’t know what they’re doing.


What’s the status of the speculation that it only kills East Asians. Any contradictory data?

    Based on articles I’ve read,there is more speculation of the impact of high levels of air pollution and smoking impacting the severity of illness and death among those in China. The disease seems to affect the lungs so a person with poor pulmonary functions will have a harder time to survive. And, the videos of the live markets and basic hygiene issues suggests that those people have significant problems that need correcting.

    The illness seems to be mild in the first week or so, but there is a relapse possibility with severity increasing if the person is still sick in the third week. The hospitals in China probably cannot handle the severity and numbers of patients.

    There have been only two deaths outside China (Philippines and Hong Kong) based on this website –

    The first set of numbers for 2/11 have been posted and China had 1,673 new cases and 94 new deaths. The numbers are updated around 5 pm ET and 7 pm ET, so they may increase again.

    The worldometer website also has lots of links for the daily activity. Check out any new reports from Singapore. They have a lot of detail for each of their new patients – lots of research on where the person was, any contacts with other known patients, where they have been, and so on.

    I suspect that other countries are doing the same tracking. There was a report from a local TV station that a person who traveled from China is now under the state health department review. The report mentioned that US gov’t officials are coordinating with state & local health departments.

    Hopefully, this will remain a China problem and the rest of us will be able to take care of any patients.

      Liz in reply to Liz. | February 11, 2020 at 7:41 pm

      Hmm – 7:40 pm ET and this message is on the WorldoMeter site

      “Waiting for final daily report from China NHC.”

      The cases in China is up to 1776 and deaths to 96 for the day. Will it increase with the next update???

        Liz in reply to Liz. | February 11, 2020 at 8:00 pm

        Seems that the final numbers for the day have been posted – 1,902 new cases for the day and 97 deaths. The severe cases are now 8,230. I expect that many of those severe cases will convert to “deaths” within a few days or weeks.

      Lucifer Morningstar in reply to Liz. | February 12, 2020 at 2:10 pm

      The report also mentioned this:

      Any travelers returning from China who were not screened at an airport checkpoint are requested to check in with the OSDH Acute Disease Service at 405-271-4060.

      And this is supposed to reassure the public that officials have things under control? Not likely if travelers that have been in China are slipping through the screening process. I wonder how many of these un-screened people are in the United States right now.


JusticeDelivered | February 11, 2020 at 7:36 pm

The SO2 release could well be consistent with disposal of 25,000 plus bodies mentioned in that previous supposedly accidental publication.

In order to fully understand haw nasty this virus is, we really need to know how many people are dying. of course, a high death rate may be more about China’s 2nd world medical system.

If you actually believe any of the numbers they are spoon-feeding us, you are crazy.

a very good article


None, if you are a CAGW ‘believer’. I am not a microbiologist, a virologist, or an infectious disease MD. A CAGW/skeptic ‘critique’ all too familiar at WUWT.

But, I served as CEO for a decade of a small private company that attempted (unsuccessfully for reasons beyond the scope of this post) to commercialize a novel topical antimicrobial PERSISTENT against all bacteria, all fungi, and many viruses including all colds, influenza and pinkeye. I had to teach myself the topic and its medical ramifications in order not to mislead my investors or misuse their several million dollars. Plus, we formed a pre-eminent science advisory board on infectious disease. Plus, in the 2009 swine flu scare, my corporate board forced interactions with NIH (Dr. Fauci), CDC, the FDA, and even the National Security Council (special briefing in the EOB at the WH, 2 hours, spooky)—because our FDA regulatory guy DIED in June 2009 from the swine flu contracted while on a cruise vacation to Mexico with his family (more below).

Those not interested in the background science sections can skip to the last sections of this longish comment, where the intervening basic science is applied to Wuhan coronavirus without further explanation.