Most of the cases are in the central city of Wuhan. More than fifty patients are in serious condition.
In China, the number of people infected with a new type of pneumonia has risen to 291. A sixth person has died of the disease. This was reported by the Central Chinese Television on Tuesday, January 21, citing a statement from the city authorities.
In the past 24 hours, 77 new cases have been reported in Wuhan city and the surrounding province of Hubei, Beijing, and Shanghai. In another 14 regions, the authorities quarantined 54 suspected persons with symptoms similar to pneumonia.
Twenty-five patients have recovered and discharged, 227 are being treated in hospitals, 51 of them are in an average and serious condition, and 12 people are critically recognized.
A video has also emerged online of a new type of pneumonia patient being transported to the hospital, with a man lying in a plastic cocoon and medics wearing airtight suits.
Recall, the Chinese authorities confirmed the possibility of transmission of a new type of coronavirus from person to person.
It also became known that on January 22, members of the World Health Organization will gather for an emergency meeting because of the discovery of a new coronavirus and the danger of a large-scale epidemic.