According to the latest report of the National Health Commission of China released this morning (February 9), there have been 89 new deaths related to the new strain of corona virus, bringing the total number of deaths in China. Nationals to this point are 811 and globally are 813 people. This figure has surpassed the number of deaths due to SARS (2002-2003), which is 774.
Currently the world is focusing all efforts for the fight against disease – which is the unknown end.
During the SARS outbreak from November 2002 to July 2003, also originating from China and caused by a corona virus strain, the number of deaths was 774, in more than 20 countries and territories. Meanwhile, the number of infections is only 8,098 – this is much lower than the disease caused by the new strain of corona virus , which has exceeded 37,000 cases. These figures so far show that the mortality rate for SARS is much higher than the new strain of corona virus.
However, Professor Allen Cheng, an infectious disease expert at Monash University in Australia, said it was difficult to say what the true level of death of a new strain of corona virus was within a period of time. The epidemic is still complicated.
Regarding the anti-epidemic situation, in China, yesterday, the 2nd field hospital in Wuhan, named Lei Shen Son, officially came into operation. According to China Central Television, the hospital has 32 rooms, with 1,600 beds and a surgery room. The first medical team was present at this hospital and began accepting patients yesterday. In addition, the Chinese government has just sent two senior officials from the central to Wuhan to command and monitor the anti-epidemic work, amid a new wave of criticism targeting officials after the death of a doctor. ever warned about epidemics in the early days.
On February 8, the Director General of the World Health Organization (WHO), Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, also said that the head of the international team led by WHO to investigate the disease related to new strains of corona virus will come. China on February 10 or 11.
“We have sent a delegation list and I have received an official response today. So the expert team leader will come to China on Monday or Tuesday – that’s what we’re aiming for now. The remaining specialists will also come to China shortly after. ”
WHO is also currently working in concert with the private sector worldwide to ensure the supply of personal protective equipment (PPE) such as quick test kits, masks, gloves, gas masks and jackets. medical protection, for distribution to infected areas.
Also on 8/2, Russia sent a transport plane carrying 23 tons of humanitarian goods to China to support the country in the fight against disease. Speaking before the plane took off, Mr. Vladimir Solovyov, head of the Office of Foreign Affairs under the Ministry of Emergency Situations of Russia, said: “The Russian government has decided to send humanitarian aid goods to the Chinese people. Quoc. According to instructions from the President and the government, the Russian Ministry of Emergency Situation sent 23 tons of humanitarian goods (190 cubic meters) loaded onto transport planes. The flight will take off in the next few hours. Right now, the crew and the rescue team are ready to begin their mission. ”
According to the Russian Ministry of Emergency Situations, goods include pharmaceuticals and medical protective equipment.