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Death toll from COVID19 climbs to 1886; 3,000 health workers infected


18 February 2020  

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KATHMANDU: The death toll from the coronavirus outbreak in mainland China reached at least 1,868 as of Monday night.

A total of 98 people – 93 in Hubei and five in other parts of the country – died yesterday, according to internal media reports

Similarly, the government also reported an additional 1,886 new infections across the country, but mostly from Hubei, taking the nationwide total to 72,436.

According to the Beijing-based financial and news media organization, Caixin, reported on Tuesday that more than 3,000 Chinese healthcare workers may have already been infected by the coronavirus.

A report published on Monday by Al Jazeera detailed the difficulties nurses and doctors are facing in Wuhan, as they try to help contain the spread of the disease.

According to the report, 1,716 healthcare workers were infected, citing a government statement on February 14.

The news site also reported that almost half of the patients in critical condition die.

Meanwhile, the head of the World Health Organization (WHO) said Chinese medical data showed that more than 80 percent of patients have mild symptoms and will recover, while 14 percent suffer from severe complications such as pneumonia, 5 percent are in critical condition and 2 percent die from the disease.

(With inputs from Agencies)

Publish Date : 18 February 2020 08:04 AM

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