UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY NEWS) — The death toll from the “corona virus emerging” in mainland China rose Wednesday to 2715 cases after the past twenty-four hours recorded 52 deaths of the virus, in the lowest daily death toll recorded by the country within three weeks.
The National Health Committee said in its daily update of statistics related to the outbreak of the epidemic that the number of new people infected with the virus during the past 24 hours reached 406 people, the vast majority (401) residing in Hubei Province, the epicenter in the center of the country in which all new deaths were recorded without exception.
This brings the total number of people who have been infected with the virus in China to more than 78,000.
The newly created Corona virus causing “Covid-19”, according to the name given by the World Health Organization, first appeared in late December 2019 in Wuhan in a wild animal market and quickly spread with a massive movement of citizens to spend the Lunar New Year holiday in January.
On January 23, the Chinese authorities imposed a stone block on Wuhan, with a population of 11 million, and closed off all parts of Hubei Province in the days that followed.
The epidemic peaked in China between January 23 and February 2 when the number of daily infections began to decline, according to the World Health Organization.
The virus continues to spread, as it has spread outside China in more than thirty countries, causing dozens of deaths and more than 2,500 infections.
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