Third death from coronavirus recorded in China

Illustrative photo: AP Photo / Ng Han Guan
A third person died in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China, from the new type of coronavirus, the total number of infected reached 198 people, the city health committee said in a statement, reports.

59 new cases of infection were registered on January 18 and 77 new cases on January 19. Among the patients who have contracted the new type of coronavirus in the last two days, there are 66 men and 70 women, the youngest patient is 25 years old, the oldest is 89. Symptoms in patients began to appear before January 18; initially they had fever, cough and shortness of breath.

“As of 10 pm (5 pm Moscow time) on January 19, 198 cases of infection with a new type of coronavirus were recorded in Wuhan, of which 25 people have already been discharged from hospital, 35 patients remain in serious condition, 9 in extremely serious condition, and three patients have died. Condition of the rest is assessed as stable, "- the statement says.

Of the 817 people who had close contact with patients, 727 have already been taken out of medical supervision, 90 are still under the supervision, and they have not yet revealed symptoms of the disease.

In late December, Chinese authorities reported an outbreak of pneumonia of unknown origin in Wuhan. Experts previously established that the cause of the disease was a new type of coronavirus. As of January 19, the total number of cases increased to 62, of which two people died.

Coronaviruses are a family of more than 30 viruses, affecting people, pets, birds, pigs, cattle. Coronavirus is able to provoke damage to the respiratory system, gastrointestinal tract, and nervous system.

09:11, 20 January 2020


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