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Most coronavirus infections are mild, says Chinese study | Malay Mail

Most coronavirus infections are mild, says Chinese study | Malay Mail

19.2.2020

Most coronavirus infections are mild, says Chinese study | Malay Mail

PÉKIN (China), Feb 18 — Most people infected by the new coronavirus in China have mild symptoms, with older patients and those with underlying conditions most at risk from the disease, according to a study by Chinese researchers. The disease has now killed nearly 1,900 people and infected more...

PÉKIN (China), Feb 18 — Most people infected by the new coronavirus in China have mild symptoms, with older patients and those with underlying conditions most at risk from the disease, according to a study by Chinese researchers.It is the biggest study on novel coronavirus patients since the outbreak began in late December.

Some 80.9 per cent of infections are classified as mild, 13.8 per cent as severe and only 4.7 per cent as critical.There were no deaths among children aged up to 9, despite at least two cases of newborn babies infected through their mothers.Men are more likely to die (2.8 percent) than women (1.7 per cent).

Nearly 86 per cent of those who have contracted the illness had either lived in or travelled to Wuhan, where a seafood market that illegally sold wild animals is believed to be the original source of the virus.A total of 3,019 health workers have been diagnosed, 1,716 of whom were confirmed cases, and five had died as of February 11, the report said.

A hospital director in Wuhan died from the illness today.The epidemic reached its “first peak” between January 24 and 26, the report said.The report hints that China’s decision to lock down Wuhan—a city of 11 million people—and impose strict transport curbs in other affected areas may have paid off.

The authors warn that with many people returning from the holiday, the country needs to brace itself for a “possible rebound of the epidemic”.

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