Category CORONAVIRUS CHINA

Covid-19: Chinese researchers say virus evolved in 2 types

The coronavirus has evolved into two major types, with differing transmission rates and geographical distribution, according to a study published in the National Science Review yesterday. A group of Chinese scientists analysed 103 coronavirus genomes and identified mutations in 149 sites across the strains. They found that one type, which they called the L type, was more

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In the last 24 hours there were almost 9 times more cases reported outside China than inside China. WHO Director-General’s opening remarks at the media briefing on COVID-19 – 2 March 2020

The number of cases in China continues to decline. Yesterday, China reported 206 cases of COVID-19 to WHO, the lowest since the 22nd of January. Only 8 cases were reported outside Hubei province yesterday. Outside China, a total of 8739 cases of COVID-19 have been reported to WHO from 61 countries, with 127 deaths. In the

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COVID-19 a Reminder of the Challenge of Emerging Infectious Diseases. A new paper of NIH scientists published on NEJM

The emergence and rapid increase in cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), a respiratory illness caused by a novel coronavirus, pose complex challenges to the global public health, research and medical communities, write federal scientists from NIH’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) and from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

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WHO has increased assessment of the COVID-19 risk of spread and impact from high to very high at a global level.

WHO Director-General’s opening remarks at the media briefing on COVID-19 – 28 February 2020 In the past 24 hours, China reported 329 cases – the lowest in more than a month. As of 6am Geneva time this morning, China has reported a total of 78,959 cases of COVID-19 to WHO, including 2791 deaths. Outside China,

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