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New study: risk group and all methods of transmission of Chinese coronavirus

Chinese health authorities unveiled the first study of coronavirus Covid-19, based on an analysis of more than 70 cases of the disease, writes Air force.

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According to the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, in more than 80% of cases, the disease proceeded without complications, and the greatest risk of exacerbations concerned the elderly and those who have chronic diseases.

The study also notes that healthcare providers are also at risk.

On the eve of the publication of the report, it became known about the death of the director of the largest hospital in Wuhan, who was at the epicenter of the disease. 51-year-old Li Jiming was one of the prominent representatives of the Chinese health care system.

Hubei Province, where Wuhan City is located, has been hit hardest by the spread of the virus.

According to the report, the mortality rate there is 2,9% compared to only 0,4% in other provinces.

Overall, the mortality rate from Covid-19 is 2,3%.

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At the time of the publication of the report, 1 people died from the coronavirus, 868 were infected.

According to Chinese authorities, more than 12 people recovered.

What the researchers found

The report, published in the Chinese journal of epidemiology, summarizes the analysis of 72 cases of Covid-314 coronavirus. The study addresses confirmed diagnoses, suspected illness, and asymptomatic cases.

The report confirms general information about the symptoms of the disease and its distribution.

At the same time, in 80,9% of cases a moderate course of the disease was observed, in 13,8% it was severe, and only 4,7% of cases were critical.

The highest mortality rate among patients with a confirmed diagnosis is in people over 80 years old.

Among those who died, more men (2,8%) than women (1,7%).

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The study also confirmed that the more severe course of the disease and the risk of death among those who have chronic respiratory diseases, diabetes, hypertension.

The report notes the risk to healthcare workers. As of February 11, 2020, 3 doctors were infected, 019 had the disease confirmed, and five medical workers had died.

On February 13, the Chinese authorities expanded the diagnosis to include “clinically diagnosed diagnoses”, which were previously separated from “confirmed cases”, to the total number of patients. This led to a sharp increase in the statistics of the spread of the virus.

What to expect

The report also states that the epidemic peak of symptoms occurred on January 23-26 and decreased until February 11.

According to the authors of the study, the isolation of entire cities and the systematic dissemination of critical information on measures through various channels played an important role. In particular, recommendations for handwashing, wearing masks, seeking help, and mobilizing quick-response teams helped stop the spread of the epidemic.

At the same time, experts warn that "the country must be ready for a possible resumption of the epidemic."

In early February, Wuhan, the epicenter of the spread of the virus and the largest city in Hubei Province, was completely closed. China has also imposed severe restrictions on the movement of people and goods.

Meanwhile, two more Russians on the Diamond Princess cruise ship in the port of Yokohama were diagnosed with coronavirus infection. It is reported "Voice of America" with reference to the Russian Embassy in Japan. In the near future they will be delivered to the hospital. Earlier it became known about one case of infection of a Russian citizen on board a ship.

Ill Russians feel normal. The disease occurs in them without pronounced symptoms, the Russian embassy said on Facebook.

As of February 20, four more Russians left the ship, which was quarantined due to the coronavirus. In total, there were 24 citizens of Russia on the ship.

Today, it became known about the death of two Japanese citizens hospitalized with Diamond Princess about a week ago from a coronavirus infection. Patients were over 80 years old, Japanese authorities said.

As ForumDaily wrote earlier:

  • Princess Cruises Cruise Ship got quarantined off the coast of Japan after one of the passengers discovered the Chinese coronavirus. There were 3500 quarantined passengers. A guest from Hong Kong left Diamond Princess liner on January 25, when the ship docked in Hong Kong to visit a local hospital where he was diagnosed with coronavirus. “While on board, he did not visit the ship’s medical center to report any symptoms or illness,” the company said in a statement. “They said that he was in a stable condition at the hospital and that no symptoms were found in family members traveling with him.”
  • In addition, Hong Kong announced that they were checking approximately 1800 passengers from a separate cruise liner arriving from Wuhan after some people reported that they had fever and other symptoms of the virus. According to the city’s health department, about 90% of the passengers on the World Dream ship were from Hong Kong. Three people got the virus after they were on the ship from January 19-24. On Tuesday, February 4, the ship was denied entry into Taiwan. And it is unclear how long the passengers will be quarantined.
  • Read the latest news and everything you need to know about the outbreak of a new coronavirus from China. ForumDaily special project “Chinese Coronavirus”.
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