Death toll hits 9 with 440 coronavirus cases: China
Health Commission warns virus may spread
Published: 12:43 PM, 22 January 2020 Updated: 01:53 PM, 22 January 2020
China’s National Health Commission said on Wednesday that nine people have died till now from the mysterious ‘coronavirus’ and about 440 people across the 13 provinces of China have been reportedly confirmed to be infected and warned that the unidentified virus could spread more.
On Tuesday, the number of cases suffered from coronavirus was reported more than 300.
The illness is transmitted via the respiratory tract and there is the possibility of viral mutation and further spread of the disease, said Li Bin, vice minister of China’s National Health Commission at a press conference.
Earlier, the mysterious ‘coronavirus’ has been confirmed in the United States after a citizen was reportedly died from the virus. The virus was also found in Taiwan, Thailand, Japan, and South Korea. Macau on Wednesday reported its first confirmed case.
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the primary symptoms of ‘Coronavirus’ are dyspnoea, fever, cold, cough, sore throat, headache which can last for a couple of days.
There will also be signs of viral pneumonia. It is a very powerful virus. Which is even more complicated than the virus with Acute Respiratory Syndrome.