The first cases of coronavirus were reported in the Czech Republic and the Dominican Republic. The authorities of the Czech Republic announced about three cases of infection, according to Novinky.cz. The doctors inform that two patients are in Prague, another one is in Usti nad Labem town.
One of the infected returned to Prague after an internship at a university in Italy; the second is an American, who studied in Milan; the third one also returned from Italy, where he has spent his vacation at a ski resort.
The person registered in the Dominican Republic was an Italian citizen who arrived in the country without the symptoms of the virus.
March 1, Australia and Thailand officially confirmed the first deaths from the coronavirus CoVID-2019, as Reuters reported.
In Australia, the former passenger of the Diamond Princess cruise ship, who was transported from Japan and quarantined, died. He died in a hospital in Perth. The man was 78 years old.
His widow is also infected with the virus. Her condition is stable. According to the latest government data, the number of viral infections in Australia has grown to 26.
"We monitor and respond to the information that we receive every day. We are not insured, but we are prepared as much as possible for any country, and we can handle it," Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison wrote.
In Thailand, a 35-year-old man who also had dengue fever died of coronavirus. This was announced by Suwanchai Wattanayingcharoen, Director-General of the Department of Disease Control.
The deceased man worked in retail and often contacted tourists. Doctors and authorities suggest that he was infected with the virus.