Coronavirus: The Daily Numbers

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ITNT – Reporting about China’s coronavirus is turning into a (dis)information war. From fearmongering and war propaganda to inflating numbers of infections and deaths. Who is saying what? ITNT News is taking notes (at this point we don’t see any reason why unsubstantiated claims, by monostream media outlets, about “150,000” and “300,000” infected people are true). 


January 29, 2020

  • Caixin Global claims there are 9,239 suspected cases.
  • The Washington Post writes that “six countries, including China, have confirmed human-to-human transmission of the infection. Those include four cases in Germany connected to a single person. […] But so far, the mortality rate is less than the rate of other severe respiratory coronaviruses. In China, where 5,974 people are infected, 132 have died through Tuesday. That is a high rate, but far less than the fatality rate of SARS and MERS. […] The new virus is not nearly as infectious as the measles virus, which can live as long as two hours in the air after an infected person coughs or sneezes, and it is not comparable to the threat posed by the seasonal flu, which has killed at least 8,200 people in the United States so far this season.”
  • China Daily“Epidemic peak may come in a week or 10 days”
  • US CDC stated that “right now, we know of 18 international locations that have identified cases of this new virus, including the US.”
  • Johns Hopkins University claims there are 6,057 confirmed case, 132 deaths and 110 recoveries.
  • CGTN reports 5,997 confirmed cases in China, 132 deaths and 64 confirmed cases in 14 other countries (CGTN graphic).
  • Reuters claimed that the virus has killed 106 people and infected more than 2,800 people.

January 28, 2020

  • ECDC claims that people in 16 countries are infected with the virus. Asia: China (4 528), Thailand (14), Taiwan (7), Singapore (5), Malaysia (4), Japan (4), South Korea (4), Vietnam (2), Nepal (1), Sri Lanka (1) and Cambodia (1). Europe: France (3) and Germany (1). America: the United States (5), Canada (2). Australia (5).
  • The WHO stated that there is a total of 4,593 confirmed cases, of which 4,537 in China. They claim that there is a total of 6,973 suspected cases and 106 deaths.
  • See the construction site of the Huoshenshan Hospital in Wuhan, as of January 28.

January 27, 2020

  • Dr. Gabriel Leung, a clinician and the Dean of the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Hong Kong, announced that as of January 25 there were around 2,000 confirmed cases in China. In Wuhan between 500 and 1,000. For confirmed cases that carried 2019-nCoV outside of China, the number was set at around 40.
  • Johns Hopkins University claimed to have data on a total of 4,474 confirmed cases, a total of 107 deaths and a total of 63 recoveries – as of January 27, 2020. These numbers have not been independently confirmed.

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