Authorities in the Chinese province of Hubei, which is the epicenter of a new outbreak of coronavirus, reported 45 new deaths and 1921 new confirmed cases of the disease. It is reported by the South China Morning Post.
Both indicators are slightly lower than on Friday, and allow us to conclude that the number of cases throughout the country has increased to more than 13,800, and the total number of deaths is 304.
As of Saturday, there were 9,074 confirmed cases of the disease in the province, with 43,121 still under surveillance for infection. Of the confirmed cases, 1118 people are in serious condition, and 444 are in critical condition.
The number of infected and dead is growing steadily, and a study by scientists at Hong Kong University on Friday predicted that 75,815 people in Wuhan could be infected with the new coronavirus.
The first death from coronavirus outside of China was recorded in the Philippines - a 44-year-old man who came from Wuhan died. The Philippine branch of the World Health Organization stated this in the massage on a page on Twitter.
"The 44-year-old man was the second person in the Philippines to be diagnosed with the new 2019-nCoV coronavirus. He died on February 1, 2020," - the report said.
As we reported before, China has reported an outbreak of deadly H5N1 avian influenza in Hunan Province, located on the southern border of Hubei Province, the epicenter of coronavirus. The South China Morning Post reports with reference to a statement by the Ministry of Agriculture of China.
The outbreak occurred on a farm in the Shuangqing district of Shaoyang city.
Also, China asked the EU for help with the supply of medicines to fight the new coronavirus.
President of the State Council of the People's Republic of China Li Keqiang appealed for "urgent assistance" to the head of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen.
It is noted that the request is addressed simultaneously to all countries that are part of the European Union.