I have been looking at the best info on this for a week. Yes – it is highly infectious. So it spreads easily. But outside of China this is a low-fatality illness. All international cases so far prove this. Highly infectious but low-fatality.
Outside China, at least. Here is some proof for you-
I’ve been doing a quick recopilation of the status of the patients since it seems very hard to find specific news about them. I have missing data from Singapore, US and Japan so all additional sources and information are welcome.
Thailand: 5 Recovered
Singapore: All 5 initially reported as stable. (Thanks to /u/whkoh for the data)
3 stable, moderate fever
Malaysia: 4 cases:stable condition
Japan: 1 Recovered and released
1, Jan 25th case: mild symptoms, recovering in hotel room.
www.google.co.uk/amp/s/amp.theguardian.com/world/2020/jan/16/japan-confirms-first-case-of-new-china-coronavirus-strain www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2020/01/25/national/japan-confirms-third-case-new-coronavirus/#.Xi9Y1miTKbg english.kyodonews.net/news/2020/01/70da752ed169-urgent-japan-confirms-2nd-new-coronavirus-infection.html
S.Korea: 55yo suffering from neumonia and on treatment
Not much information regarding the other 3 infected. www.koreaherald.com/view.php?ud=20200127000114
Nepal: The only infected is 32yo. Recovered and discharged
Washington: Recovered, waiting until test negative. Chicago: woman in their 60s, "doing well" after treatment Los Angeles: no details Orange County: no details Arizona: Not hospitalised, recovering at home
Father in good condition Son (age 28) is Recovered
Australia: 3 man: condition stable
1 woman in her 50s, currently on treatment
1 woman 21yo, for now seems to be stable and fine as she is seen walking on her own feet from the ambulance.
1 man in his 50s: condition stable. “Mild” illness
1 woman (wife) on her 60s: at home on self-isolation
Taiwan: All 5 confirmed patients are in Stable condition (Thanks to /u/Eclipsed830 for the update):www.cdc.gov.tw/En/Bulletin/Detail/xqKoyQbbLYCBTwQvFpdcBA?typeid=158
Sri Lanka: 1, Unknown condition
1 Developed fever, but now stable
1 recent case, in good condition.
3 most recent cases, stable