Death Toll From Wuhan Virus Overtakes SARS Outbreak
WUHAN VIRUS DEATH TOLL – The outbreak of the Wuhan coronavirus continued to run rampant in China and still had no signs of slowing down.
On Sunday, Hubei Health authorities reported that 91 individuals had died due to the virus. This sums up the global death toll of the virus to 904 with only two deaths outside of China.
With this, the number of deaths had now far surpassed the deaths caused by the 2003 virus outbreak called the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS). Globally, SARS had killed 774 people and infected 8,096.
According to an article from CNN, health authorities from Hubei, the epicenter of the outbreak, confirmed an additional 2,618 cases on Sunday. This adds up the global confirmed cases to over 40,000.
The SARS outbreak was seen from early November of 2002 to late July of 2003. In that span of time, SARS had a fatality rate of 9.6%.
Meanwhile, In just a few months, the new Wuhan coronavirus, or the novel coronavirus had already surpassed that number massively and is still expected to grow.
Some experts believed that the outbreak could potentially become a global pandemic. In addition, most experts suggest that the number of confirmed cases and deaths from the virus far exceeds the ones being broadcast to the public.
However, China had now patented a new drug that could potentially fight against the new Wuhan coronavirus. The antiviral drug is called “Remdesivir” and was developed by Gilead Sciences, an American pharmaceutical company.
This drug is set to be used to 761 infected patients of 2019 nCoV in Wuhan China its clinical trial. Reportedly, this medicine is also good for treating SARS and MERS Coronavirus as well as the Ebola infections.
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