Coronavirus

Coronavirus Update: Cases Surge in Iran and Korea, Doctor in Wuhan Dies

Coronavirus Update: Cases Surge in Iran and Korea, Doctor in Wuhan Dies

FRIDAY’S FACTS AND FIGURES
Chinese officials reported 889 new confirmed cases of the coronavirus in the previous 24 hours.  This brings the total number of confirmed cases on the mainland to 75,465.  The death toll in the preceding 24 hours went up by 118, to 2,236.
China’s National Health Commission said that 2,019 patients had recovered as of Friday, bringing the total number of patients who were being treated for the coronavirus …

How to Combat the Coronavirus with Proper Hand Washing

While hand washing has been a central component of personal hygiene for years, as well as a religious and cultural custom, the link between hand washing and health first appeared two centuries ago.
It wasn’t until Ignaz Semmelweis, a Hungarian doctor working at the Allgemeines Krankenhaus der Stadt Wien in Vienna, discovered that the incidence of peuerperal fever could be dramatically reduced by the use of hand disinfection in obstetrical clinics, …

Coronavirus Update: Number of New Cases Falls, Mortality Rate Found Significantly Higher Than the Flu

Coronavirus Update: Number of New Cases Falls, Mortality Rate Found Significantly Higher Than the Flu

TUESDAY’S FACTS AND FIGURES
China reported 1,886 new confirmed cases of the coronavirus and 98 additional deaths in the previous 24 hours. The new figures bring the number of confirmed cases in China to 72,436 and the total number of deaths to 1,868.
The National Health Commission said that, outside of the Hubei Province, the number of new confirmed cases of Covid-19 has dropped 14 days in a row. Excluding Hubei, the …

Head of Wuhan Hospital Dies of Coronavirus

Head of Wuhan Hospital Dies of Coronavirus

The director of the Wuhan Wuchang Hospital, Liu Zhiming, died Monday after becoming infected with the novel coronavirus.
The news was reported by the People’s Daily, the largest newspaper in China and an official organ of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China.
“Liu Zhiming, director of Wuhan Wuchang Hospital, died on Feb. 17 due to the infection with COVID19,” the newspaper said in a tweet.  “He is the first …

Coronavirus Update: Number of New Cases Hits 3-Week Low, Incubation Period Could Be Longer Than 14 Days

Coronavirus Update: Number of New Cases Hits 3-Week Low, Incubation Period Could Be Longer Than 14 Days

MONDAY’S NEWS AND FIGURES
The death toll and number of infections from the Wuhan coronavirus hit a three-week low Monday.  Officials in China reported 105 new deaths, bringing the total to at least 1,113, and 2,058 new confirmed cases that were recorded in the previous 24 hours. The total number of confirmed diagnoses of the virus is now 70,558 and the global death toll is 1,775.
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02-17 The incubation period for …

Coronavirus Update: Hubei Goes into Lockdown, Apple Reopens Beijing Stores, Death Toll Reaches 1,669

Coronavirus Update: Hubei Goes into Lockdown, Apple Reopens Beijing Stores, Death Toll Reaches 1,669

WEEKEND FACTS AND FIGURES
Chinese officials on Sunday reported 2,009 new confirmed cases of the coronavirus and an additional 142 deaths in the preceding 24 hours. On Saturday, the government reported 2,641 new cases and 143 additional deaths.
The total number of people infected with the coronavirus is 68,500 and at least 1,669 have died as a result.
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02-17 Officials in China’s Hubei Province have told residents to stay at home.  …

Coronavirus Update: Death Toll Climbs to 1,380, Medical Workers Infected, A Cure?

Coronavirus Update: Death Toll Climbs to 1,380, Medical Workers Infected, A Cure?

FRIDAY’S FACTS AND FIGURES
The death toll and number of infections from the Wuhan coronavirus continued to climb Wednesday.  Officials in China reported 121 new deaths, bringing the total to at least 1,380, and 5,090 new confirmed cases that were recorded in the previous 24 hours. The total number of cases is now at least 63,851
In addition, Chinese officials reported that 1,716 medical workers have contracted the virus and that six …