Coronavirus death toll exceeding to 132 with 6,000 new confirmed cases
Published: 10:01 AM, 29 January 2020 Updated: 10:04 AM, 29 January 2020
People in China using facemask as a precaution from suffering coronavirus; Photo: Collected
The death toll from new coronavirus is rising where 132 people have died so far and more than 6,000 confirmed cases found, China’s national health commission reported on Wednesday.
Country’s national health commission also reported more than 1,400 confirmed new cases, as the death toll rose to 132.
There were 5,327 confirmed cases in mainland China during the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome epidemic. That outbreak killed more than 770 people globally, including 349 in mainland China.
The first patient of the deadly virus was found dead in China’s Wuhan province on December 31. Since then, the number of infected and dead is increasing in the country.
The Chinese media Xinhua reported that the number of people with coronavirus may be highest in the next 7 to 10 days. In addition to China, 71 people from 17 countries have been reported to suffer from coronavirus.
In addition to various cities in China, the virus has been spread in Thailand, Japan, South Korea, United States, Vietnam, Singapore, Malaysia, Nepal, France, Australia, Canada, Germany, Cambodia, Sri Lanka and Taiwan.
The World Health Organization (WHO) has named the new virus Novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV). In most cases, the virus is spread through people who have visited China. Due to this, many countries have banned citizens from visiting China to prevent the outbreak of the virus.
Meanwhile, researchers have been able to find the antidote of coronavirus for the first time in a laboratory in Melbourne, Australia. They are seeing this as significant progress in the path of the preventive discovery of coronavirus.