Theaters, video halls, entertainment halls, dance halls, concert halls
Stadiums, swimming pools, parks
Exhibition halls, museums, art galleries, libraries
Shopping malls, bookstores
Waiting rooms, public transportation
Other public places where crowds gather
10:56 a.m. ET, January 22, 2020
Authorities think the outbreak started here
The first patient infected with the coronavirus developed symptoms in Wuhan on December 8, according to Wuhan Municipal Health Commission.
Wuhan is the largest city in central China and a major transportation hub. Officials in China have linked the viral infections to a Wuhan seafood and wildlife market, which has been closed since January 1 to prevent further spread of the illness.
10:38 a.m. ET, January 22, 2020
One person under observation in Mexico
From CNN’s Tatiana Arias and CNN en Español's Florencia Trucco
Mexico’s President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said that one person in the country is “under observation” for possibly having the Wuhan coronavirus. He added that the case has not been confirmed.
Speaking at a daily press conference on Wednesday, Lopez Obrador said the person is in Tamaulipas.
An earlier suspected case in Mexico was determined not to be the Wuhan virus.
10:18 a.m. ET, January 22, 2020
Death toll in China rises to 17
From CNN’s Steven Jiang in Beijing
Eight new deaths from the coronavirus were confirmed in the province of Hubei on Wednesday, according to the health authority in Wuhan, the provincial capital.
The new deaths bring the total number of people who died to 17.
Additionally the number of confirmed cases has risen to 444 in Hubei, bringing the total across mainland China to 509 according to the national health authority and the Wuhan Health Commission.
9:48 a.m. ET, January 22, 2020
Scientists estimate more than 4,000 coronavirus cases in Wuhan city alone
From CNN Health’s Meera Senthilingam
Scientists at Imperial College London estimate that around 4,000 people are likely to have been infected by the new coronavirus in Wuhan city alone as of January 18.
Official numbers show nine people have died and at least 479 have been infected by the outbreak, but a team at Imperial believes these numbers are a gross underestimate. Mild symptoms and delayed onset mean many cases are likely to have been undetected.
The new estimates are more than double previous estimates the scientists released last week, which suggested 1,723 people were likely to have been infected by January 12. The revision takes into account new information available this week, such as reports of exported cases in Thailand, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan and the United States.
9:20 a.m. ET, January 22, 2020
Hong Kong has first "highly suspicious" coronavirus case
From CNN’s Anna Kam in Hong Kong and Chris Liakos in London
Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam said that Hong Kong has identified a first “highly suspicious” coronavirus case.
In an interview with CNN’s Fareed Zakaria on stage in Davos, Lam said:
We have the first case of highly suspicious infection in Hong Kong from a passenger from Wuhan or from Wuhan via another city coming to Hong Kong."
Lam said she has asked the health authorities to be on the guard. She added that the "rapid flow of people across the border" makes Hong Kong vulnerable.
“The most important point is to keep people informed so openness and transparency are important features in any public health system,” she said.
9:10 a.m. ET, January 22, 2020
Coronavirus explained: What you need to know
From CNN's Jen Christensen
A new Chinese coronavirus has infected hundreds since the outbreak began in Wuhan in December. Scientist Leo Poon, who first decoded the virus, thinks it likely started in an animal and spread to humans.
Here is what you need to know:
What is a coronavirus?
Coronaviruses are a large group of viruses that are common among animals. In rare cases, they can be transmitted from animals to humans.
The viruses can make people sick, usually with a mild to moderate upper respiratory tract illness, similar to a common cold. Coronavirus symptoms include a runny nose, cough, sore throat, possibly a headache and maybe a fever, which can last for a couple of days.
For those with a weakened immune system, there's a chance the virus could cause much more serious respiratory tract illness like a pneumonia or bronchitis
How it spreads
Viruses can spread from human contact with animals. When it comes to human-to-human transmission of the viruses, often it happens when someone comes into contact with the infected person's secretions.
There is no specific treatment. Most of the time, symptoms will go away on their own. Doctors can relieve symptoms by prescribing a pain or fever medication.
You may be able to reduce your risk of infection by avoiding people who are sick. Try to avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth. Wash your hands often with soap and water and for at least 20 seconds. If you are sick, stay home and avoid crowds and contact with others.