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Health News of Friday, 14 February 2020


Coronavirus: Death toll approaches 1,500

More concerns are growing across the globe as official death toll resulting from the deadly coronavirus approaches 1,500.

The deadly COVID-19 broke out in December 2019 in the Hubei province of Wuhan, China and has as since toppled the effect of SARS and Ebola as the number of confirmed cases approaches 65-thousand after authorities changed their diagnostic criteria.

According to China's state-run CCTV on Friday, about 116 persons died and four-thousand-823 new infections were confirmed on Thursday at the epicentre of the deadly virus.

According to KBS News, Hubei accounts for more than 80 per cent of overall Chinese infections, including "clinically diagnosed cases" in the number of confirmed diagnoses.

It means confirmed cases now include those with a CT scan showing an infected lung, rather than relying only on the standard nucleic acid tests, KBS added.

China’s National Health Commission announced that as of 12 a.m. Thursday, the overall death toll from COVID-19 stood at one-thousand-367 and the number of cases reached 59-thousand-804.

KBS World