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The head of the World Health Organization (WHO) said Chinese medical data shows that more than 80 per cent of patients have mild symptoms and will recover, while 14 per cent suffer from severe complications such as pneumonia, 5 per cent are in critical condition and 2 per cent die from the disease.
The UN health agency’s chief also said that children were not suffering from COVID-19 the same as adults and that the risk of death increases the older you are.
The number of new coronavirus infections in mainland China fell below 2,000 for the first time since January.
The number of new daily infections in mainland China had not been below 2,000 since January 30, while the daily death toll had not come under 100 since February 11. Chinese authorities say the stabilisation in the number of new cases is a sign that tough measures they have taken to halt the spread of the disease are having an effect.
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“We can hope that the reports of falling numbers of new cases in China does show that the epidemic has peaked in Hubei province, but it is still too early to be sure that this is so,” said Jimmy Whitworth, professor of International Public Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.
Source: WHO, Al Jazeera