Health officials in Hong Kong have confirmed an additional case of the novel coronavirus, bringing the citywide total to 50.
Officials at a news conference today said the new case involves a 51-year-old man who developed a fever on February 3 and was hospitalized on February 10. The patient is a coworker of the 37th confirmed case in the city.
A total of 59 suspected cases have been reported in the past 24 hours, said Sarah Ho of the city's Hospital Authority. Four confirmed patients are in critical condition and two remain in a serious condition.
The 18th confirmed case -- a 25-year-old man -- was also discharged from hospital today, Ho said.