As of today (January 22), a total of 440 cases of Corona virus infection have been confirmed in China, during an outbreak of a previously unknown respiratory disease – local authorities said. .
China National Health Commission Vice President Li Bin said in a statement that at least 9 people had died from the outbreak. At least 13 provinces have been affected by the virus, Mr. Li said.
Earlier, the Chinese authorities had reported 324 cases of virus and 6 deaths.
Another official of the National Health Commission said the government would increase training for health workers across the country, when there are cases of medical staff treating patients who have also been infected. sick. The person said the infection of medical staff showed the limitations of treatment.
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In late December, Chinese authorities recorded an outbreak of an unidentified virus in Wuhan, the capital of Hubei province. The virus was later confirmed to be a new Corona virus and was designated 2019-nCov by the World Health Organization (WHO).
New cases of Corona virus have been reported outside of China in Thailand, South Korea, Japan and the United States. Chinese health authorities have also confirmed that the virus can be transmitted from person to person. Local media reported that those infected with the virus exhibit symptoms of pneumonia and other acute respiratory diseases.