Seems I posted the Kung Flu nightly update too early. Another dump of numbers and news came out of China just a bit ago.
From Zerohedge –
- Hong Kong closes more land borders with mainland
- Virus death toll rises to 425 in China (426 if we count one death abroad)
- Total number of confirmed cases tops 20,500, 171,329 cases under observation
- 2 more cases reported in Germany
- President Xi threatens to punish local authorities if they fail to contain virus
- Xi may delay visit to South Korea amid pressure to restrict travel from China
In what is by far the largest dump of coronavirus cases so for, Beijing just announced more than 3,000 new confirmed cases.
Beijing is now reporting 3235 newly confirmed cases (2345 in Hubei Province) and 492 severe cases (442 in Hubei Province). And that’s not all. China is reporting 171,329 cases under observation, up 18,629 overnight, along with 23,214 suspected cases.
There are now 20,438 confirmed cases in China, and another 154 outside China, bringing the total global count to 20,592. Meanwhile, 632 have been cured and discharged.
As a reminder, we don’t know quite yet what the real mortality rate of nCoV-2019 is. It’s still early days and nobody is sure of the numbers out of China. But Dr. Anthony Fauci of the National Institutes of Health told CNBC on Monday that a quarter of China’s coronavirus cases require intensive treatment.
“About 25% of them have very serious disease, requiring relatively intensive or really intensive care,” said Fauci, the director of the NIH’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. Fauci has participated in some of the CDC’s press conferences.
Read the full statement from China’s NIH below:
At 04:00 on February 3, 31 provinces (autonomous regions, municipalities) and the Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps reported 3235 newly confirmed cases (2345 in Hubei Province) and 492 severe cases (442 in Hubei Province). There were 64 death cases (64 cases in Hubei Province), 157 newly cured cases (101 cases in Hubei Province), and 5,072 suspected cases (3182 cases in Hubei Province).
As of 24:00 on February 3, the National Health and Health Commission has received a cumulative report of 20,438 confirmed cases (2 nuclear reductions in Heilongjiang Province) in 31 provinces (autonomous regions, municipalities) and the Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps. There are currently 2788 severe cases with cumulative deaths.
There were 425 cases, 632 cases were cured and discharged, and there were 23214 suspected cases. At present, 221,015 close contacts have been tracked.
12,755 people were released from medical observation on the same day, and 171,329 people are currently receiving medical observation. A total of 33 confirmed cases were reported in Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan: 15 in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, 8 in the Macao Special Administrative Region, and 10 in Taiwan.
So much for ‘contained’…