UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY NEWS) — The death toll from the spread of the new coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in China’s Wuhan city has risen to 80.
A statement from the National Health Commission in China said that as a result of the 2019-nCoV epidemic across the country 80 people were killed and over 2,744 others were affected, 461 of whom were in critical condition. The new coronavirus has spread to all autonomous regions, special administrative regions and states except Tibet Autonomous Region.
Meanwhile, 8 cases were detected in Hong Kong, Macau 5 and Taiwan 4.
People suspected of being affected by the virus are reported to be 5,794, while the number of people under surveillance who have contacted the infected is 30,453.
To date 51 infected people have been released from hospital after recovering.
The virus has killed 76 people in Hubei, up from 1 in Hainan, Hebei, Shanghai and Heilongchiang.
Meanwhile, the State Council convened under the leadership of China’s Prime Minister Li Keqiang announced that the spring holiday break scheduled to end on January 31 will be extended until February 3.
The meeting called for measures to reduce the movement of people, emphasizing support for models such as online work.
The new coronavirus (2019-nCoV) first appeared in the city of Wuhan in the Hubei region of China. The first symptoms of NCoV are high fever, sore throat, cough, difficulty breathing and diarrhea while in the later advanced stage it causes kidney disease and insufficiency and can eventually lead to death.
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