The Chinese authorities have so far been unable to stop the spread of a new coronavirus, which causes pneumonia, which in many cases leads to the death of the patient.
According to the State Health Committee of the People’s Republic of China, the number of deaths from pneumonia has already reached 106 people, and the number of cases has increased to 4,515 people.
The area of increased danger in the country is Hubei Province, the administrative center of which is the city of Wuhan, recognized as the place where the source of infection appeared.
Over the past 24 hours, 24 people have died in the province and 1.3 thousand have been identified. At the same time, most of the deaths and new infections occur in the provincial capital, which is the epicenter of the disease.
Chinese doctors note that young people and children are most likely to carry the infection, as the human immune system is most effective at this age.
The outbreak of pneumonia caused by the new coronavirus began in December 2019 in Wuhan.
Presumably, the new coronavirus has an animal origin and has got to humans through the consumption of the meat of an infected animal.
A feature of this type of coronavirus is its ability to transmit from person to person during the incubation period.