3 in Western Japan Confirmed Infected with New Coronavirus

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Wakayama, Feb. 15 (Jiji Press)--The Wakayama prefectural government said Saturday that three more people related to a local hospital have been confirmed infected with the new coronavirus.

One is a doctor in his 50s working at Saiseikai Arida Hospital in the Wakayama town of Yuasa, western Japan. Among those related to the hospital, a surgeon in his 50s was confirmed infected with the virus originating in China's Wuhan on Thursday.

Wakayama Governor Yoshinobu Nisaka said the possibility of in-hospital infection "can't be denied."

The other two are the wife in her 50s of the doctor whose infection has just been confirmed and an inpatient at the hospital in his 60s.

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