#COVID19: The death toll from the outbreak has topped 2000.
China reported 136 new deaths on Feb. 18, bringing their deaths to 2004. Three other deaths were previously reported outside of China.
New cases rose by 1749, bringing the total reported cases in China to 74,185. pic.twitter.com/iPjlOKqrJQ
— Helen Branswell (@HelenBranswell) February 19, 2020
-China death toll tops 2,000
-Over 14,000 discharged in China⁰
-Total infected globally rises over 75,000
-South Korea reports 10 more cases
-Japan to release cruise ship passengershttps://t.co/83LAP50xJU
— Bloomberg (@business) February 19, 2020
This is based on data from over 40,000 patients. #SARSCoV2 #coronavirus causes mild #COVID19 disease in over 80% of patients. Mortality is low ~2%. This is welcome news in terms of the long-term impact of the virus. https://t.co/Fo319klfQs
— Dr. Angela Rasmussen (@angie_rasmussen) February 18, 2020
So, #Trump said #COVID19 would "go away in April" when China gets hotter.
"Sustained transmission & rapid growth of cases are possible over a range of humidity conditions…changes in weather alone will not lead to declines in case counts."https://t.co/5MiTkm2oTU
— Laurie Garrett (@Laurie_Garrett) February 19, 2020
That's the key question. To answer that, we need answers to these two questions first.
An update on what we know about CFR & R0: https://t.co/McWL2Jg8vk
— Julia Belluz (@juliaoftoronto) February 18, 2020
Researchers in Germany presented evidence that people who have the new coronavirus can infect others even when they have no symptoms. Their findings indicated that people may be spreading the disease before they know they are sick. https://t.co/YkDd0ZYPpj
— The New York Times (@nytimes) February 19, 2020