Coronavirus live updates: Chinas Hubei province reports 116 more deaths and 4,823 new cases

  • China’s Hubei province reported an additional 116 deaths and 4,823 new cases as of the end of Feb. 13.
  • Of the new cases, the government said that 3,095 were “clinically diagnosed.”
  • In total, Hubei authorities said that 51,986 people have been infected in the province.

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All times below are in Beijing time.

China’s Hubei province reported an additional 116 deaths and 4,823 new confirmed cases as of the end of Feb. 13. Of the new cases, the government said that 3,095 were “clinically diagnosed.”

That term refers to a new method for tabulating case totals which now count toward the “confirmed case” count. The change was made so a broader set of patients can receive the same treatment a confirmed case does, according to a CNBC translation of the official announcement’s Chinese text.

In total, Hubei authorities said that 51,986 people have been infected in the province.

All times below are in Eastern time.

Royal Caribbean has had to cancel 18 sailings in Southeast Asia and modify itineraries for several other cruises. The result: a big blow the bottom line. The company expects 65 cents will be shaved off its 2020 earnings per share. If the outbreak continues and it’s forced to cancel all of its trips in the region through the end of April, profits would take an additional hit of 55 cents per share. The company added it’s in regular conversation with the CDC, the WHO and other health authorities and has put in place measures to protect passengers and crew. Among those steps is denying the boarding of people who have travelled to and from mainland China or Hong Kong in the past 15 days. “It is important that every organization acts responsibly, and we have already taken aggressive steps to minimize risk through boarding restrictions and itinerary changes,” said Richard D. Fain, chairman and CEO. Royal Caribbean shares were down more than 1% in extended trading. Shares have fallen nearly 15% since the start of the year. — Cheddar Berk

Source: https://www.cnbc.com/2020/02/14/coronavirus-latest-updates-chinas-hubei.html

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