Coronavirus rages on in China: 73 dead over 24 hours

19:05, 7 February 2020

The Chinese coronavirus already killed at least 636 people. Another 31,000 are infected. The World Health Organization claimed that on February 6, 73 people succumbed to the disease.  Most of the cases are reported in Hubei province, where the epidemic started.

At the same time, over 100,000 patients overcame the disease. Their lives are beyond danger now. The medics fear that the epidemic has not yet reached its peak.

A cruise ship with infected passengers came to Yokohama from Hong Kong. As of February 7, there are 61 infected people onboard. The Japanese government insists that the ship returns to China.

Meanwhile, one more specialized hospital opened its doors In Wuhan, where the illness was diagnosed first. There are 1,500 beds and special isolation boxes for the patients.