Coronavirus exceeds SARS virus
Published: 11:22 AM, 29 January 2020
Coronavirus; File Photo
The number of coronavirus outbreaks in China has risen to 5974 on Wednesday which exceeds the number of people infected with the SARS virus. The virus spread to the mainland of the country in 2002 and 2003. — news AFP
China’s National Health Commission 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 (SARS) epidemic. That outbreak killed more than 770 people globally, including 349 in mainland China.
Experts are praising Beijing for taking much more stringent measures to combat the new virus than the measures taken to control the SARS virus by China.
Japan and the United States on Wednesday removed their country’s citizens from China’s Wuhan province, the main center of the outbreak of the new virus.