Kindly Share This Story:…WHO wary, says report gives clearer picture of epidemic …NCDC debunks rumour, coronavirus not spread through broiler chickens By Sola Ogundipe Chinese health authorities have been given a sliver of hope after a large study carried out by the Chinese Centre for Disease Control and Prevention said the number of new COVID-19 infections appear to be falling. The development that has prompted guarded optimism from health authorities. It also found more than 80 per cent of the 45,000 confirmed cases of the new coronavirus it studied were mild, 14 per cent had severe symptoms such as pneumonia and 5 per cent had critical symptoms. The sick and elderly were most at risk and medical staff are at high risk, the report found. Men were more likely to die, with a 2.8 per cent mortality rate, while women had a 1.7 per cent chance of dying. WHO expresses cautious optimism The number of deaths was down slightly from fatalities reported the day before. However, the World Health Organisation, WHO, was cautious. According to the Director-General, Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, it was too early to know if the reported decline would continue. “Every scenario is still on the table,”… Read full this story
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