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Latest figures: Total cases 14562 (+21.9%) of which 14386 are in mainland China. Japan has overtaken Thailand as the country outside China with the most cases (20 and 19 respectively). There have now been 305 deaths (+17.8%) with the first death outside mainland China (in the Philippines). The death rate remains steady at about 2% of confirmed cases.

This week there have been 12012 new cases, an increase of 471%. There have been 255 deaths, an increase of 501%.

There has also been an outbreak of bird flu in Hunan, a province adjacent to Hubei. No human cases have yet been reported of this infection, which has a death rate of over 50% in humans.
 

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In Thailand, a 71 year old woman who had become infected with the corona virus was given a combination of three drugs - two normally used to treat HIV infection and another normally used to treat flu. 12 hours later her condition had improved considerably and after 48 hours she tested negative for the virus. Further tests re being done to confirm the results.
 

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Latest figures: Total cases 17480 (+20%) of which 17297 are in mainland China. There have now been 362 deaths (+18.6%), all but one in China.

China has started trials in a number of hospitals of a an experimental drug, Remdesevir, made by the US pharmaceuticals company Gilead. Evidently it was tried on one patient in the US last week who improved considerably.
 

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This is like the movie "Contagion" in real life.

A virus that might come from a bat. How surprising, Chinese eat everything with 4 legs that isnt a chair and everything with wings that isnt a plane. And now the world might have a problem.
What an ignorant thing to say while more people have died from the flu.
 

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Actually I am doing them for you. Like I am stalking you.

Where is the idiocy here? Just another illness transferred from animal to human by eating them. Exactly like so called bushmeat in another continent that may not be named in order not to start the suspiscion of racism. HIV, Ebola and so on....

So actually, I wonder who is the idiot for not seeing it. Certainly not me.
When it comes to you no suspicion is required.
 

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Latest figures: Total cases 20676 (+18%) of which 20467 are in mainland China. There have now been 427 (+18%) deaths, all but 2 (one in the Phillipines and one in Hong Kong) in China .

In a potentially worrying development, 2 people in Hong Kong have become infected with the virus who had not recently travelled to China or have any other obvious way that they may have become infected. These two individuals represent the third and fourth such infections, which suggests that the virus is now circulating in the community in Hong Kong.

In 17 cases the virus has been found to have mutated. This might change its virulence or the ease with which it can be caught.
 

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The Ethiopian Who general is so incompetent that it's not even funny.

Is he paid by Chinese money?
 

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Latest figures: Total cases 24542 (+18.8%), of which 24324 are in mainland China. There have been 492 deaths (+15.2%) with all the additional deaths since yesterday being in Hubei province.

The death rate remains at about 2% but this figure could be misleading. First, there are almost certainly a large number of unreported cases, not least because of a lack of testing kits in China, and secondly because the death rate is skewed by that in Hubei province. The death rare there is much higher than in the rest of China, perhaps because the sheer number of cases has meant that not everyone there has received proper treatment. It has been reported that the death rate in China, excluding Hubei, is only 0.17%.

With regard to the capacity of hospitals on Wuhan to test patients, the authorities in China say they have recently increased capacity from 200 per day to 4000. If this is the case we should soon see a spike in new confirmed infections. Having said this, the 200 tests per day doesn't square with the large number of new cases reported each day, most of which are in Hubei.
 

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Latest figures: Total cases 28340 (+15.5%), of which 28076 are in mainland China. There have been 565 deaths (+14.8%). The number of new cases was slightly down on yesterday and the rate of increase in new cses has been declining for the last few days. Whether this is a real decline or is simply a reflection of the lack of testing kits it is impossilble to know.
 

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Latest figures: 31,525 cases (+11.2%) of which 31203 are in mainland China. 638 deaths (+6.9%). The rate of increase of new cases fell again yesterday and has been slowly dropping all week, from a 21.9% increase on Sunday over Saturday to 11.2% yesterday over Wednesday. The rate of increase of deaths has also been dropping.

Given the uncertainty over the accuracy of the figures, particularly of new infections, it wouldn't be wise to draw the conclusion that the situation is coming under control in China, although it may be.

1,568 people are reported to have now recovered.
 

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Sadly, Dr Li Wenliang passed away from coronavirus overnight 😢 This doctor tried to sound the alarm a month ago but was threatened by police.

Yesterday, 86 people died from the virus in one day alone. There are reportedly 34,000 cases in China now.

 

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Latest figures: 34889 cases (+10.7%) of which 34546 are in mainland China. 724 deaths (+13.5%).

A US citizen in Wuhan has died from the disease and a Japanese citizen in China has dided, possibly of the virus, but it couldn't be determined if he was infected. The cruise ship at Yokohama which has been quarantined now has 64 cases.
 

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A lot of racist comments from TF members but it seems like when there is racism, ignorance isn't far behind.

Don't tell me it is not racist to say Chinese people need to stop eating meats that may be considered exotic/alien in the west. If the reports had said the coronavirus emerged from oyster or beef, would the people here be suggesting that the Chinese need to stop eating those meats?

The origin of the virus was suspected from bats first then snake and now they are claiming it is pangolins. It was racists who ballparked that Chinese people may have eaten these things when in fact reports have clearly said that the disease is likely transferred by an intermediary specie, that specie could be anything say for instance fish or chicken.
 

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Latest figures: 37563 (+7.7%) , 37198 of which are in mainland China. 813 deaths (+12.3%).

Yesterday's increase in new confirmed infections was the lowest yet. The number of infections increased by 151% over the last 7 days. This compares an increase of over 400% the previous week. The rate of reported new infections is, therefore, slowing considerably but it is not possible to know how reliable the figures are.

In Hong Kong, where the number of cases has risen to 29, there has been panic buying in supermarkets where shelves have been stripped of items such as rice and toilet rolls.
 

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That's a pretty effective way to protect pangolins, who have gone from abundance to threatened or critically endangered. I hope they stick with this theory because it's gonna be very effective on the long run. Pangolins are the most trafficked animal in the world.
 

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Latest figures: 40957 cases (+9%), of which 40581 are in mainland China. There have now been 910 deaths (+11.9%). 3493 people are said to have recovered.
 

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In the UK, one of the people who is in quarantine having been evacuated by the government form Wuhan threatened to abscond. Consequently the government has activated powers that will allow them to enforce the quarantines. There have been 4 further cases in the UK linked ton a man who became infected in Singapore. The man travelled back to his home in Brighton via France where several people he was staying with there also became infected.

In breaking news, a staff member at a surgery in Brighton has tested positive for the virus, Whether there is any link to the Brighton man who was infected in Singapore is not known at the moment
 

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Latest figures: 43112 cases (+4.9%) of which 42638 are in mainland China. A sudden jump in non-mainland China cases of 26% is mainly accounted for by 65 new infections on the cruise ship currently docked in Yokohama harbour. There have now been 108 deaths (+11.9%).

There has been a sustained drop in new cases in China in the last few days, with 381 new infections outside Hubei compared with 890 a week earlier. Even in Hubei province itself, excluding Wuhan, new infections fell from 1225 to 545 over the 6 days to Monday. It is too early to say that the tide has turned but if the figures are to be believed (and that is a big if) the signs, in China at least, are encouraging.
 
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