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 has increased the risk of further spreading of the virus.
This virus has many things similar to SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome) that caused ripples in the global health in 2002-03. At that time, it killed hundreds of people in Hong Kong and mainland China.