Boy oh boy… Still trying to digest this. “14,840 new confirmed cases, almost 10 times reported a day earlier, and new deaths attributable to the contagion rose to 242, more than double on the day” We need to see #COVID19 trendline from new case method.? https://t.co/Mpog813tb5— Eric Feigl-Ding (@DrEricDing) February 13, 2020
The reason for the sharp increase is because Hubei province is now including clinically diagnosed cases in the number of confirmed cases. This means those cases are not laboratory confirmed. They say other provinces are doing the same. https://t.co/hb48Ze7SMq— BNO Newsroom (@BNODesk) February 13, 2020
Coronavirus update:— BNO Newsroom (@BNODesk) February 12, 2020
– 60,016 cases worldwide
– New criteria includes clinically diagnosed cases
– 16,067 suspected cases
– 1,355 fatalities
– 8,070 in serious/critical condition
– 5,611 recovered
– Most cases in China
– 25 countries reporting cases
According to China’s National Health Commission, the number of suspected cases has dropped from 21,675 yesterday to 16,067 today https://t.co/j5CSZlaUBU— BNO Newsroom (@BNODesk) February 12, 2020
LATEST: Death toll from coronavirus, now named COVID-19, in China rises to 1,113. https://t.co/LIBfPbVDgl— NBC News (@NBCNews) February 12, 2020
JUST IN: A Japanese official tested positive after surveying passengers on the Diamond Princess cruise ship being held under quarantine in the port of Yokohama. The coronavirus has jumped from ship to shore, officials in Japan said on Wednesday. (NYT) pic.twitter.com/6PMBFXa1Sy— Max Howroute?? (@howroute) February 12, 2020
One big reason China’s #COVID19 new case numbers seem to be slowing down is testing has in places stopped:— Laurie Garrett (@Laurie_Garrett) February 12, 2020
“Huanggang City has id’ed 10 instits to conduct testing, w/a daily testing capacity of 900…The previous stocks were all tested on February 9.”https://t.co/m1Bs3JuGsQ
CDC prepares for coronavirus ‘to take a foothold in the US’ https://t.co/MP22TTusTX— CNBC (@CNBC) February 12, 2020
If you believe the official Chinese numbers, the coronavirus outbreak has peaked and is under control. The number of new cases is dropping.
What do you think is going on? Is it really under control or does the Chinese government have to say it under control for political reasons? I guess we will find out soon because it will either spread and take root abroad and become a pandemic or it won’t.
I would like to think that things are getting better. I don’t know though. I will continue to monitor the situation and take it seriously because this is a bigger threat than war.