This was at a briefing by the Director-General of the World Health Organization, Tedros Gebreyesus.
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According to him, the death rate from Covid-2019 infectious disease is currently 3.4%, which makes it more deadly than seasonal flu, which usually kills less than one percent of those infected.
The difference between influenza and coronavirus
Gebreyesus added that coronavirus and influenza cause respiratory infections and spread equally, while there are some important differences between them.
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Coronavirus is less contagious – infected with the flu, but not yet sick people, are the main way to transmit the infection. And coronavirus is probably not transmitted during the incubation period.
The second important difference is that Covid 2019 coronavirus causes more serious illnesses than seasonal flu.
Also, coronavirus threatens more people, because it is a new virus and people have no immunity to it, like to the flu.
What you need to know about the spread of coronavirus Covid-2019
In Ukraine, the first case of coronavirus infection was confirmed. Sick man who traveled to Italy with his family. Now he is in stable condition at the Chernivtsi Infectious Disease Hospital.
In general, in the world coronavirus has been recorded in 73 countries. Consequently, the number of patients is more than 93 thousand people, died from pneumonia and complications caused by Covid-2019 coronavirus – more than 3 thousand people.
The good news is that patients are treatable and have a chance of recovery. Overcome the coronavirus of fifty people around the world.
After China and South Korea, most cases of the disease have been confirmed in Italy. In the country, the disease claimed the lives of 79 people, and the number of cases of infection is approaching 3 thousand people.
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