The new type of corona virus continues to spread death. 97 people died in the city of Wuhan, the epicenter of the epidemic only on Sunday. Thus, February 9 has been recorded as the day with the most casualties in one day since the virus appeared.
The Chinese National Health Commission said on Monday that the most casualties due to the epidemic occurred on February 9 in one day. According to official data, 97 people died on Sunday due to the new type of corona virus.
The number of infected people in the country has increased to 40,171. In the past 24 hours, 3,062 new cases have been recorded, mostly in the heart of the epidemic, Hubei province. American officials confirmed on Saturday that a U.S. citizen in Wuhan died due to an epidemic.
February 9 was the day when the Corona virus hit the most
According to official data, so far 871 people have died due to the corona virus. Apart from the Chinese mainland, two confirmed deaths from the new corona virus occurred: one in Hong Kong and the other in the Philippines. The SARS outbreak that occurred in China between 2002 and 2003 killed 774 people worldwide. The current situation shows that we are facing a much worse picture than SARS.
Some Chinese businesses that started rolling shutters to slow the spread of the virus started reopening after the end of the Chinese New Year holiday. But the epidemic continues to affect daily life in many major cities of the country. Half of China is under quarantine. Schools have been closed for weeks. Also, many trains and flights are canceled. So much so, Hong Kong International Airport, one of the busiest places in the world, was almost empty on Sunday.
The Times wrote that Chinese officials ignored help offers from the World Health Organization (WHO) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for weeks. But in the same news, it is stated that some WHO officials, including Americans, may soon go to China.
Health professionals around the world have not yet found the origin of the new type of corona virus. Initial cases pointed to a seafood market in Wuhan city, but subsequent research reinforced the notion that the virus may have been caused by wild animals such as bats and snakes.