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Grafik zeigt Covid-19 Fälle und Tote per 13. Feb.


Coronavirus Fälle erreichen 60.000 , Todesfälle steigen

February 13, 2020 - China hat mehr als 15.000 neue Fälle an Covid-19 Erkrankungen und weitere 254 Todesfälle bekannt gegeben, nachdem neue Methoden in der besonders betroffenen Provinz Hubei zur Anwendung kamen, die Infektionen besser erkennen lassen. Das Virus hat bis jetzt 1.370 Personen getötet und über 60.000 weltweit infiziert.
Viele Staaten haben Reisebeschränkungen nach China eingeführt.

The new diagnostic approach came on the same day that Hubei and its stricken capital, Wuhan, replaced their top officials in an apparent response to public criticism of local authorities’ handling of the epidemic.

In breaking down the large number of new cases in China, National Health Commission spokesman Mi Feng said Hubei had adopted a revised diagnosis and treatment plan aimed at accelerating the identification and treatment of patients.

That adds a “clinical diagnosis case” classification to identify suspected cases who appear to have pneumonia so that patients can be accepted as soon as possible and treated as confirmed cases, Mi said, adding that should “reduce severe illness and mortality.”

Many countries have implemented travel restrictions on recent visitors to China, which has more than 99 percent of the world’s reported infections.

In an unprecedented measure to contain the disease, the Chinese government has placed the hardest-hit cities – home to more than 60 million people – under lockdown.

More than 500 Covid-19 infections have been confirmed outside of China.

PUBLISHED: 13/02/2020; STORY: Graphic News
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