The National Health Commission (NHC) of China on February 9 announced an additional 89 deaths from coronavirus in mainland China, and 2,656 new infections.
The total number of coronavirus deaths in mainland China amounted to 811, with the number of infected people being 37,198.
Among them, the number of deaths in the new strain of corona virus in Hubei province, China, has increased by 81 cases, to 780, while the number of cases in this province is currently 27,100, Hubei health committee. said the morning 9/2.
Thus, up to now, a total of 813 people died of corona virus have been recorded worldwide, the number of cases up to 37,552.
According to data published earlier on the morning of February 8, there have been 724 reported deaths worldwide and more than 35,000 virus infections. The total number of coronavirus infections in China announced on February 8 was 34,546, with 722 deaths.
February 8 also recorded the first case of a foreigner dying of a virus in Wuhan. It was an American citizen in his 60s, but the US Embassy in Beijing did not disclose the person in detail.
Beijing has sent two high-ranking officials from central to Wuhan to command and monitor the anti-epidemic work, amid a new wave of criticism targeting officials after the death of a doctor who once warned of the disease. In these first days.
Mr. Chen Yi Xin, general secretary of the Central Political and Legal Committee, former Wuhan Secretary, was appointed as the deputy chief of the anti-epidemic team in Hubei. Accompanying Mr. Chen is Mr. Wang He Sheng from the National Health Commission.
WHO Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on February 8 that the head of the international team led by the WHO investigating the corona virus outbreak will arrive in China on February 10 or 11.
Reuters said when asked whether the international team which includes experts from the Centers for Disease Control United States (CDC) or not, Mr. Tedros answered Monday 8/2: “I hope so”.
With the current death rate, experts fear the number of deaths from pneumonia due to the new strain of corona virus will soon exceed the 813 Sars pandemic patient.
According to a World Health Organization (WHO) report, from November 1, 2002 to July 7, 2003, the Sars pandemic infected over 8,437 people. The disease also broke out from China then spread to 32 countries and territories.
The number of deaths announced by China’s National Health Commission has continued to increase since the outbreak of the disease in Wuhan in December 2019. In February 7 alone, 86 people in China died from a virus infection, with 81 cases in Wuhan and five in other provinces.
“Right now we need to mobilize resources to control the virus, but also have to be willing to accept it becoming a disease we have to live with or seasonally. The new strain of coronavirus will be recognized as a serious disease. more important than SARS, “said Lawrence Gostin, a professor of public health at Georgetown University ( USA ).
“The turning point of the epidemic is the appearance of infection outside Hubei and mainland China. We are monitoring whether another serious outbreak occurred in Hong Kong,” he warned.
“No one can predict how the disease will evolve. The best hope of mankind is to quickly develop the vaccine, and aggressively trace the infected person and treat them with the best quality.” , Gostin said.
Concerns about a disease that is out of control are widespread on a global scale. More than 80 countries and territories have imposed entry restrictions on people from China.