"Following continuous monitoring by the Lembah Pantai District Health Office, on Feb 12, the woman was found to suffer a fever and cough", he said in a statement here today. "It also gives us a standard format to use for any future coronavirus outbreaks".
In scientific and medical literature, COVID-19 has been referred to as 2019nCoV, certainly not a catchy name.
Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said that the first vaccines for Covid-19 could be ready in 18 months, reported Xinhua news agency.
The new name is a portmanteau of the words "corona", "virus" and "disease", with 2019 representing the year that it emerged.
The virus has killed more than 1,000 people, infected over 42,000 and reached some 25 countries, with the WHO declaring a global health emergency.
But he said it was "concerning" that person-to-person transmissions to people with no travel history to China had recently appeared in France and Britain.
A close cousin of COVID-19, SARS spread around the world and killed almost 800.
Flu shot not a good match for strain that affects children
NCCU Student Health has reported several cases of Influenza among students this year. Carr says flu season is not over yet and says most people should get the flu shot .
It comes after the death toll from the virus passed 1,000.
It was unclear, however, whether the team would be able to visit Wuhan, a city in central China which has been under lockdown after the outbreak was registered in a food and live animal market in the city.
Within the same 24-hour period, 2,478 new infections were confirmed across China, bringing the total tally up to 37,626.
Zhang Jin, the Communist Party secretary of the Hubei Health Commission, and the commission's director, Liu Yingzi, were both dismissed by Hubei's Communist Party Standing Committee, the province's highest decision-making body, according to the Communist Party-run People's Daily.
World Health Organization sent an advance team to China this week for an worldwide mission to examine the epidemic.
Genetic analysis of the virus suggests that it may have originally been transmitted from bats, senior World Health Organization scientist Marie-Paule Kieny said.
Covid-19 has spread to more than two dozen countries, including India.