The World Health Organisation this week declared the outbreak a public health emergency of worldwide concern, but said global trade and travel restrictions are not needed.
January 25, Beijing orders control measures on public transport - Hubei province is all but cut off with more than 56 million residents confined indoors.
The Chinese data on the numbers of infections and deaths suggests the new coronavirus is less deadly than the 2002-03 outbreak of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS), which killed almost 800 people of the some 8,000 it infected, although such numbers can evolve rapidly.
A further German national was also infected with the virus in Spain, reported the Spanish ministry for health on Saturday.
All but one of the patients in the United States was believed to have contracted the disease while they were traveling in the Wuhan area.
The country's news agency says six officials in Huanggang, neighboring the epicenter of Wuhan in Hubei province, have been fired over poor performance in handling the outbreak.
The country was also on the last day of an extended Lunar New Year holiday, meaning people are starting to return home on planes and trains, though many businesses will remain closed for at least another week.
Also Friday, Delta Air Lines and American Airlines suspended all flights between the United States and China.
Most cases reported so far have been people who visited China or their family members.
South Korea, too, quarantined its evacuees, who arrived in Seoul on Friday.
Genetic traces of the coronavirus were found in the faeces of some patients, said the health authority of Shenzhen, one of the most populous cities in China.
The US has also declared a national emergency, temporarily barring entry to foreigners who had been in China within the past two weeks.
Till date, 1,793 people who traveled from coronavirus affected countries have been identified and placed under surveillance in Kerala.
Zhejiang province has the highest number of confirmed cases outside central Hubei province at 661 confirmed infections, with 265 of those in Wenzhou.
The death rate in China is falling, but the number of confirmed cases will keep growing because thousands of specimens from suspected cases have yet to be tested, Mr Galea said. A foreign ministry spokesman said this was because of the "practical difficulties" Chinese citizens had faced overseas.
University of Hong Kong microbiologist Yuen Kwok-yung told government broadcaster RTHK: "Hong Kong [could] become another Wuhan".
South Korea and India flew hundreds of their citizens out of Wuhan.
"However, we need to take into mind that this is not a locally acquired case".
The US, Japan, Singapore, and Australia have imposed similar restrictions despite criticism from China and an assessment from the World Health Organization that they were unnecessarily hurting trade and travel.
"These people probably don't want to go back", said one, while another questioned if residents should be returned to Hubei if they were not infected.
Internationally, the United States, Australia, New Zealand and Israel have banned foreign nationals from visiting if they have been in China recently, and they have also warned their own citizens against travelling there.
It raised alarm globally with cases reported across Asia, Europe, the USA and Canada.
"Human rights must not be a casualty of the government's work to contain the coronavirus outbreak that has killed almost 200 people and affected millions", the group said.
Regarding work-up and testing, the CDC urges clinicians to ask if the patient has fever or lower respiratory tract symptoms such as cough or shortness of breath.
It said the students would be screened upon arrival and quarantined for 14 days. A friend of mine, who, along with his some friends, travelled a long way from Xian to Urumqi so that he could be repatriated to Pakistan.