China confirms 2,715 deaths from the new coronavirus and 78,064 infected

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Military doctors swear before going to Wuhan (China) in the fight against the coronavirus epidemic in China on February 1, 2020.

The Ministry of Health of China has confirmed on Wednesday that 2,715 people have died from the outbreak of the new coronavirus and 78,064 those infected.

The Chinese health authorities have indicated that, on Tuesday, 406 new cases of coronavirus have been recorded and that 52 people have died from the outbreak on Tuesday in the Asian country. All of them in Hubei province, where Wuhan is located, epicenter of the outbreak.

On Tuesday, 439 new suspected cases of coronavirus have been confirmed, while 2,422 patients have been discharged from the hospital after recovering. On the other hand, the number of serious cases has decreased by 374, reaching 8,752

In total, 2,491 people are still suspected of being infected with coronaviruses and 29,745 people have been discharged from different hospitals across the country, China’s health authorities said.

The Ministry of Health has also transferred that 647,406 people who had close contact with patients infected with the coronavirus are being treated. Of these, 14,573 have concluded their medical observation on Tuesday, while 79,108 remain under medical attention.

So far, 85 cases of coronavirus have been confirmed in Hong Kong, including two deaths, and ten cases in Macau. In addition, 18 patients have been discharged in Hong Kong after recovering from the virus, while this figure amounts to seven in Macau.

Although the epicenter of the coronavirus is in Wuhan and most cases are registered in China, cases have been detected in other countries in Southeast Asia, Europe, America and the Middle East. The World Health Organization (WHO) declared the international health emergency at the end of January and has asked the international community to redouble its efforts.

Common signs of infection include respiratory symptoms, fever, cough and shortness of breath. In more severe cases, the infection can cause pneumonia, severe acute respiratory syndrome, kidney failure and even death.

The data of deaths due to the outbreak of the new coronavirus exceed those recorded due to the outbreak of SARS or acute respiratory syndrome that was first detected in 2002. In 2003, more than 600 people had died in China because of this virus, while the global figure reached 765 deceased.

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