On Thursday, the World Health Organization said that it was prematurely soon to declare that China’s coronavirus outbreak is currently peaking. The country has noted the record of first day drop in number of infections being broken. The death record in mainland China from the virus surged from 73 to 563, along with around 28,000 being confirmed with the infection in the world’s second biggest economy. This number has surged by 4,000 from Wednesday to Thursday.
Dr. Mike Ryan , top emergencies expert at WHO said that it is hard to forecast on the course if the virus and disease which was originally reported first in Wuhan, the central city during late December. He said that we are currently in the mid of a severe outbreak.
Ryan told in a news conference that there exists cycles of transmission that could potentially increase in the coming days however, things are stable as of now. He added that the epidemic causing confirmed cases of 4,000 to 3,700 in a single day is certainly not a pleasant news and rather a threat.
Hubei province’s epicenter is witnessing constant surge in infection cases which accounts for 80 percent of cases.
Ryan said that regardless of that they haven’t seen the infection accelerating in provinces outside Hubei. Similarly, they haven’t seen the outbreak at the same multitude in Hong Kong or Macao.
Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, director-general of WHO said that it is to believe that the virus was unknown to them two months ago. They have now acquired knowledge about the virus’s DNA and that it can be transmitted from one to another. They also identified that it is more likely to affect older people and people who have underlying health conditions. However, there are numerous things still uncertain about it such as its ability to spread, severity, and source.