242 Deaths in One Day in Hubei From The Coronavirus!
242 Deaths in One Day in Hubei From The Coronavirus! The number of people who lost their lives in one day on Wednesday, February 12, broke a new record in the city of Hubei in China, where the coronavirus, which the United Nations World Health Organization calls Covid-19, appeared.
The number of people who died in a day on Monday was announced as 108; The most recently released 242 number is more than double this number.
The number of new cases with the virus was announced as 14,840.
Along with the latest figures, it was stated that the total number of cases was 48,206.
According to the statement from the health commission of Hubei province on Thursday, the reason for the increase in this figure is the start of calculations with new clinical methods.
According to the officials’ statements, the cases detected by these new methods, which have been used since Thursday, have been added to these figures.
The commission announced last week that the computed tomography method will also be used to detect the virus.
Thus, it is aimed to detect new cases of hospitals more quickly and to isolate the patients.
The commission added that they also reviewed the old data and the suspected cases.
The results came in two days
Speaking to the Reuters news agency, Chinese expert Victor Shih, who lives in the United States, said it was annoying if the numbers were so high at once.
According to Victor Shih, this may indicate that the authorities had two different data sets from the beginning.
Hubei province has so far only used the results of the ribonucleic acid (RNA) test to detect cases.
According to Chinese reporter Sui-Lee Wee of the New York Times newspaper, this caused the virus to appear in some patients after 4-5 tests, at the same time, the results came within two days due to the tightness and scarcity of the laboratories.
Now, it will be aimed to detect and isolate the patients as soon as possible with the computed tomography method.
On the other hand, 44 more viruses were detected in the passenger ship called Diamond Princess, anchored in Japan; Thus, a total of 218 people were detected on the ship, which has 3,700 passengers.
In Hong Kong, the opening of schools was postponed until March 16.