Here is the round-up of other news stories CNN has reported about the coronavirus outbreak.
Quebec government clarifies report on new coronavirus cases
The province of Quebec says seven new cases of the SARS-like virus, called Coronavirus-19, were reported to authorities in July. The Coronavirus-19 rate has risen from zero to 10 cases in just a few months, prompting the health department to clarify its report.
At the time of the virus outbreak, the state department in Quebec’s territorial health authority said that the actual rate of cases was “quite low.”
Manitoba: Canadian lawyer has ‘vulnerable companion’
A western Canadian lawyer has brought an action against the province and the Indian Health Service, alleging that he has a vulnerable companion animal, other than a family pet, who is not being cared for properly.
A statement from the lawyer said, “The entire country is now very concerned about this new virus. The trend is disturbing.”
H1N1 flu reported in Canada
Vials of H1N1 flu vaccine were found at a Canadian military hospital in a shipment to Texas from Winnipeg, Manitoba, earlier this month, Health Canada said Tuesday. The vaccine may not be a full match for Canadians, it said.
Manitoba says spokeswoman Lise Filion in Winnipeg that it will quickly provide the requested vaccine if test results show it is in patients’ best interest. Canadian officials will try to share its information with the Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta, Filion said.
Coronavirus cases reported in Tunisia
The coronavirus from Qatar has been confirmed in two new patients in Tunisia, the country’s health ministry said. The two Tunisians — one a woman and one a man — arrived back from Doha, Qatar, on August 4 with a fever, emesis and a cough, authorities said.
Maine doctor diagnosed with coronavirus
An American doctor with the World Health Organization, who treated patients in Iraq and Jordan for the virus, has been diagnosed with a new form of the virus, the agency said Monday.
Richard Lehoux is a New Bedford, Massachusetts, physician who headed an investigation to study how the virus spread in Kuwait and Iraq. WHO Director General Margaret Chan, who visited him in Kuwait, said, “I have to say that, thank God, the infection is mild.”
Coronavirus victims die in Spain
Two people who had contracted a new type of coronavirus have died, Spain’s health minister said Wednesday.
The latest victims, an Indian citizen and a Swede, were in critical condition in the Spanish capital, Madrid, said Fernando Rodriguez, a health ministry spokesman. They were initially reported to be stable with severe respiratory symptoms.