Hunan, Yunnan report first case of coronavirus
China's provinces of Yunnan and Hunan both reported their first case of the new coronavirus, the National Health Commission said in a statement released around midnight Wednesday.
Yunnan's first confirmed case was a 51-year-old man, a native of central China's Wuhan City — the epicenter of the outbreak of the new coronavirus. He developed a fever and was feeling weak when he arrived in Yunnan's Kunming City from Wuhan on January 15. She went to a local hospital on the next day and was put into isolation later.
She was confirmed as a coronavirus case after expert evaluation on Tuesday and is now in stable condition after treatment.
The first coronavirus case in the central province of Hunan was a 57-year-old woman surnamed Luo, who came to Changsha, Hunan's capital, to visit her relatives and later developed a fever and started to cough. She was put in isolation for treatment at a designated hospital on January 16. She is now in stable condition.