The Hubei Provincial Health Committee released new coronavirus statistics. Thus, in just one day the number of patients with coronavirus immediately increased by 14,840 people, 242 residents of the province died due to complications of the disease. This number of deaths per day was a record for the entire history of the epidemic.
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The total number of patients with the virus worldwide reaches 60 406 people, and those who died from it – 1 370. Of these, 48.2 thousand patients from Hubei province. Outside of China, 441 patients were found, and 24 countries were affected by the epidemic.
With 14,840 new infections in the last 24 hours, 13,332 people were clinically diagnosed with coronavirus, but not yet confirmed by test results. This means a radical change in patient records.
Patients were diagnosed based on the fact that they have symptoms that correspond to the coronavirus, or according to the results of an express test, which involves the presence of the virus, but without confirmed laboratory results. Previously, only the diagnoses established by PCR analysis were taken into account, which makes it possible to detect the presence of the virus by the presence of its RNA in the sample. According to the old method, only 1,508 new infections per day were detected in Hubei Province.
The number of patients in Hubei alone increased by 15 thousand / Photo: wordpress.com
The provincial authorities explained that they had applied the methodology for recording patients in accordance with that used in reports from other parts of the country. However, this contradicts the statement of the National Commission for Health Protection, which states that the new diagnostic method will be used only in Hubei Province, because there is a difficult situation with the spread of COVID-19.
From all this, it is not yet clear how it was possible to determine the new 15 thousand cases of infection. It is known that doctors revised previously diagnosed diagnoses, but it is not clear for what period of time – the last week or from the beginning of the epidemic.
Perhaps the reason for the change in patient registration methods is that there is growing distrust of official Chinese statistics on coronavirus incidence by international experts.
After all, all models of the spread of the virus, built in different countries – from Hong Kong to London, give other data on the number of patients than the official reports of Chinese doctors. In particular, doctors from Imperial College London believe that the real number of people infected only in Wuhan, the epicenter of the disease, is 19 times higher than the figure that appears in official reports.
What is known about the Chinese coronavirus Covid-19
As of February 13, 1,369 people out of 60,347 infected died from the Chinese coronavirus. About 9% of those infected die from the disease. The World Health Organization has declared a global health emergency. In Ukraine, not a single case of suspected coronavirus was confirmed, however, two Ukrainians contracted the coronavirus on the Diamond Princess cruise ship. Group tours were temporarily stopped in China. The Ukrainian Embassy in China advises to refrain from traveling to a country where an epidemic is raging. On February 11, Ukrainian citizens were to be evacuated from Wuhan, but the evacuation did not take place.
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