The official death toll from the coronavirus in China has jumped to 41 from 26 a day earlier, as local media reported a doctor on the frontline of the battle to contain the virus in Wuhan city had died. Singapore confirmed its third and Thailand its fifth.
"We are taking a very precautionary approach and they are in an environment where we can support them and that they are in isolation", he said.
Others posts tell of doctors and nurses working without much food or rest under poorly ventilated contamination suits.
The woman, who is in her 60s and from Chicago, came in through O'Hare International Airport from China on January 13.
The flight arrived at 9am on January 19.
Chief health officer Dr Angie Bone said the man does not know how he contracted the respiratory illness but did not have symptoms on the plane.
"I don't have to wear a mask because everyone else is", joked another man, who had travelled from eastern Shandong province.
"There is no reason for alarm in the general community".
The rapid increase in reported deaths and illnesses does not necessarily mean the crisis is getting worse, but could reflect better monitoring and reporting of the newly discovered virus.
The risk here is also lower because the virus originated on another continent, Baseman said.
She said the department had issued an alert to hospitals and Global Positioning System on the virus and provided advice about symptoms. Three of the five were from the Gold Coast.
Two Israelis who were hospitalized earlier for the same reasons have been cleared and released, according to the report.
Previously, the Wuhan Municipal Health Commission said on Tuesday that 15 medical workers were confirmed as contracting the virus, with one suspected case.
Four people in South Australia were also being tested, reported AAP. "In reality, it's not possible", she said.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said it is expecting more Americans to be diagnosed with the virus.
"This is the first confirmed case".
People at Kuala Lumpur's Thean Hou Temple placed sticks of incense in giant holders and prayed with them below a canopy of red and yellow Chinese lanterns decorated with rats.
Meanwhile, in China, authorities on Saturday confirmed that 41 people have died due to deadly coronavirus even as more than 1,3000 people have been infected across the world.
"I took a gamble last week and bought out all the nearby pharmacies", she said. The disease is listed as having "pandemic potential", allowing border measures to be enhanced.
Direct flights and train travel between Hong Kong and Wuhan, a city of 11 million people in central China, are banned.
Airports across the nation have set up checkpoints to screen passengers from China and other countries for signs of illness, with local authorities accelerating quarantine efforts to contain the virus as a countless number of people visit relatives back home or travel overseas.
Australia's Chief Medical Officer Brendan Murphy said that there might be more cases of coronavirus in Australia. He added that the Australian government has already put in new procedures to manage the situation.
Australia is a popular destination for Chinese. China is the largest source of foreign visitors to the country.