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New coronavirus turned out to be more dangerous than previously thought

The World Health Organization (WHO) has changed the risk assessment of the new coronavirus. According to new estimates, the danger of the virus is "high" worldwide and "very high" in China.

Andrey Ukrainian

The World Health Organization (WHO) has changed the risk assessment of the new coronavirus. This is stated in the new report of the agency. According to new estimates, the danger of the virus is "high" worldwide and "very high" in China.

The agency reports that the indication of “moderate” risk in recent documents was erroneous.

Kommersant quotes a WHO explanation for the document:

“An error in the situation reports published on January 23, 24 and 25 that incorrectly indicated global risk as moderate.”

The agency emphasizes that changing the global risk assessment does not mean imposing a state of emergency in relation to a new infection.

On the morning of January 28, the number of deaths due to new coronavirus pneumonia was 106, compared with 81 days earlier. The number of cases reached more than 4,500 people.

According to estimates by scientists from Hong Kong University, on January 25, the number of cases, including people with the disease at the stage of the incubation period, was supposed to reach 43590 people. Mathematical models predict that this amount should double every 6.2 days. It is reported by the South China Morning Post.



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