Coronavirus: The Number Of Cases And Deaths Increased Sharply

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Coronavirus: The Number Of Cases And Deaths Increased Sharply
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Coronavirus: The number of cases and deaths increased sharply

On February 12, 242 people died from a new coronavirus infection in the Chinese province of Hubei: more than 2 times more than the day before. The number of new cases of the disease during this period increased by 14840 and amounted to 48206. The total number of cases worldwide exceeded 60300.

Coronavirus: The number of cases and deaths increased sharply
Coronavirus: The number of cases and deaths increased sharply

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On February 12, 242 people died from a new coronavirus infection in the Chinese province of Hubei: more than 2 times more than the day before. The number of new cases of the disease during this period increased by 14,840 and amounted to 48,206.

The total number of cases exceeded 60300 in China and 24 other countries, deaths during the outbreak - 1369, 6055 people recovered.

The skyrocketing morbidity and mortality rates came after Hubei provincial authorities changed the diagnostic criteria for counting new cases. Now, in addition to laboratory confirmed cases, the statistics include cases of the disease diagnosed on the basis of clinical data and X-ray methods.

Experts believe that such a change in the reports will give a more accurate picture of the spread of the virus, according to the New York Times. In addition, the new criteria should affect how doctors isolate and treat patients.

Previously, the diagnosis was based on the detection of the DNA of the virus. But the New York Times cites a government expert who claims the accuracy of these tests was only 30-40%. Test systems are often in short supply, and the result has to be expected for two days.

The sudden change in reporting has caused excitement among epidemiologists. They suggest that the picture of the spread of the disease may not be accurate.

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