At the end of December 2019, an outbreak of pneumonia caused by a new type of coronavirus, 2019-nCoV, began in the Chinese city of Wuhan in Hubei Province. The virus is capable of causing deadly complications.
The new type of virus has already killed 170 people, several Chinese cities have closed, and cases of infection have been recorded outside China.
The number of people infected with coronavirus as of January 30...
In the last 24 hours, 38 people infected with Coronavirus 2019-nCoV have died in China. As of 5:00 on January 30, the total number of victims had already reached 170. Such data was published by the National Health Commission of China, reports Deutsche Welle.
More than 1700 new cases of this form of pneumonia have been identified. A total of 7711 cases of infection have already been confirmed in the country.
There is a suspicion of the virus in relation to another 12167 citizens. Chinese authorities also confirmed the first case of coronavirus in Tibet, which remained the only part of China where the virus was not spread.
The coronavirus went outside of China
Outside China, as of the evening of 29 January, there were more than 50 cases of coronavirus in a number of countries, including Australia, Canada, France, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand, the United Arab Emirates, Vietnam, and the United States. In Germany, four people were infected with it.
Symptoms of Coronavirus 2019-nCoV
Just last week, temperature screening was considered an effective measure against the spread of infection to other countries. However, it later became known that the incubation period of the Chinese coronavirus can last from 2 to 14 days - as when. That is, all this time a person has no symptoms and does not guess about the disease, but is already contagious.
Coronavirus can be transmitted not only by the traditional airborne route but also by touching the eyes with dirty hands. This was announced on Tuesday, January 28, by Lee Shinwan, a member of the expert group of the Chinese State Committee on Health.
The expert added that the new method of infection indicates that only masks are not sufficiently protected, and contacts at close range should also be reduced.
In addition, he reported new symptoms of coronavirus, which in early stages include, in addition to fever, weakness and dry cough. In mild form, the disease lasts about a week and does not reach pneumonia. Despite this, those who carry the disease easily are also carriers of the virus.