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After Reporting 2,345 Death, Chinese Counting Shows A Drop In New Coronavirus Cases

According to the National Health Commission, the fatalities in China due to novel coronavirus has increased by 109. The new number of new coronavirus death cases is 2,345.

Novel coronavirus cases in China

397 new cases of coronavirus infection cases were reported nationwide and it is down from nearly 900. The total number of coronavirus cases is 76,000. The drop in the cases was found while the officials in Hubei province were revising the figures to clear the data.

The National Health Commission said that the data of new cases for February 19 was revised up to 820 that was up from 394 previously reported. The new numbers also increased the confirmed coronavirus cases for February 20. The new figure was 75,891 that was up by 400 numbers.

Data revision ordered

The local authorities in Hubei decided to change the past data announced on Friday. It was done to introduce a new counting technique to clear the doubts over data. But the new way would further complicate the efforts of tracking the spread of illness.

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Finally, US Scientists Find Breakthrough In Coronavirus Treatment

US scientists have created the first 3D atomic scale map of the part of the novel coronavirus. And this breakthrough came after the death count from the virus jumper past 2,000, while the number of infected persons in China is said to be 74,185.

Breakthrough in coronavirus

The COVID-19 virus attaches to and infects human cells. But a team of scientists from the University of Texas at Austin and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) developed a stabilized sample of a key part called the spike protein of the virus after studying its genetic code made public by the Chinese researchers.

Spike protein

UT Austin scientist Jason McLellan, who led the research, said that it was the antigen that can activate the response system in the human body. It would make antibodies against this virus. In the event of virus attack or infection. He added that the breakthrough was the result many years of studies on coronavirus family including SARS and MERS. He gave the credit of keeping the spike protein stable to the past research.

Coronavirus vaccine

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Xi Jinping Visits Hospitals After Coronavirus Killed Over 1,000 And Infected Over 40,000 Across China

With 103 new deaths reported from the hard-hit Hubei province, the total number of fatalities due the coronavirus in China crosses the one thousand mark. According to the latest figures it is 1,011. Also, Hubei health commission confirmed 2,097 new cases in its latest update.

Chinese President Xi Jinping visits hospitals

The president called for “more decisive measures” to contain the outbreak. He made this statement after meeting the medical workers and patients admitted in hospitals.

WHO sent team to China

World Health Organization sent an international expert mission under the leadership of Bruce Aylward to check China’s response to the coronavirus. Bruce had supervised the organization’s 2014-2016 response to the Ebola epidemic in West Africa.

Meanwhile WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus warned that there had been some “concerning instances” of coronavirus infection with no travel history to China. Britain said that the coronavirus in UK had been doubled from 4 to 8. It also said that the outbreak of novel coronavirus was a “serious and imminent threat”.

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With 213 Deaths And 9,692 Infected, Coronavirus Is Declared Global Health By WHO

World Health Organization (WHO)has declared coronavirus, a global health emergency after the death toll in China from coronavirus reached 213. According to Chinese health authorities, maximum number of deaths were reported from Hubei and there were close to 10,000 infected cases in the country.

Lockdown in Wuhan, China

With 204 deaths, Hubei has become the centre of epidemic. Also, the Chinese authorities have detected 1,220 new cases in Hubei. The total number of persons infected with coronavirus has reached 6,000 with the new cases. In a hurry, China has placed some 60 million people in Hubei under virtual lockdown stage.

WHO is worried about coronavirus

The world health body said it declared coronavirus a global emergency because the potential of the virus to strike the countries with weaker health system. Coronavirus has already spread to 18 countries with Italy joining the list of coronavirus infected countries.

Italy found virus in to Chinese tourists afterwards the Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Contetook a more drastic measure that others. Italy closed all air traffic to and from China. But WHO director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said that the organization opposes such restrictions.

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Coronavirus: Why The World Is Scared Of This Virus Outbreak?

The latest tally of coronavirus is 106 fatalities and over 4,000 infected worldwide. But the good thing is that the world has come together to contain the spread of the deadly virus. 

In India, the Union Health Ministry has already sounded alert at international airports and has asked its officials to do a thermal screening of those coming from China. Several cases of coronavirus from Delhi, Mumbai and other states have been reported.

Members of security wear facemasks inside the high-speed train station connecting Hong Kong to mainland China during a public holiday in celebration of the Lunar New Year in Hong Kong on January 28, 2020, as a preventative measure following a virus outbreak which began in the Chinese city of Wuhan. – China on January 28 urged its citizens to postpone travel abroad as it expanded unprecedented efforts to contain a viral outbreak that has killed 106 people and left other governments racing to pull their nationals from the contagion’s epicentre. (Photo by Anthony WALLACE / AFP) (Photo by ANTHONY WALLACE/AFP via Getty Images)

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Wuhan Virus Claims 41 Lives; With Over 1,000 People Infected, 14 Cities Locked Down

The deadly virus outbreak in China has already claimed 41 lives with 15 new fatalities reported by authorities on Saturday. It was further reported that over 1,000 people are infected from the virus.

China virus spread

The new fatalities due to the deadly virus were reported from provincial capital of Wuhan where the deadly virus first emerged. 11 lack residents of Wuhan and millions of 13 more cities are facing quarantine like situation because the cities have been locked down to contain the spread of deadly respiratory contagion that has already spread nationwide and to several other countries.

New cases emerged

So far, 180 new cases have been reported and they will take the national tally of 830 confirmed cases to above 1,000. Also, most of the new cases are from Wuhan but what is more worrying is bulk of the rest of the cases is from the smaller cities outside the locked down cities.

Difficult time for China

The country is passing through the worst phase in history because millions of people are travelling within and outside the country for major Lunar New Year holiday. And this mass movement … Read the rest