Beijing - Infections with Sars-CoV-2 usually take harmless course. 80.9 percent of the infections can be classified as mild, according to one that was published today in the Chinese Journal of Epidemiology and for which the Chinese Center analyzed more than 72,314 infections for disease control and prevention data. 13.8 percent of the cases are serious, 4.7 percent of the infections are even life-threatening.
According to the study, people with cardiovascular diseases have the highest risk of death from an infection, followed by diabetics and people with chronic diseases Respiratory diseases and high blood pressure.
According to the data, there have been no deaths among children up to the age of nine years, up to the age of 39, the death rate is very low at 0.2 percent. Overall, the death rate is 2.3 percent. According to the study, men have significantly higher risk of death (2.8 percent) than women (1.7 percent).
According to the study, employees in the health sector are one risk group. Of the infections examined, 3,019 were found in this occupational group. Almost 86 percent of the infections were found in people who lived or had traveled in Wuhan, the capital of Hubei Province.
According to the study authors, the epidemic in China peaked between January 24 and January 26, 2020. According to the study, there has been "downward trend" since February 11, especially outside of Hubei Province.
At the same time, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention warned that the virus could get through genetic mutation can adapt and thus possibly spread faster. Doctors should therefore remain “vigilant”.
According to authorities, almost 1,900 people have now died from the new type of corona virus in mainland China. More than 72,000 infections have been detected there since the outbreak of the epidemic in December 2019. Hundreds of other infections were registered in around 25 other countries, including Germany.
In view of the decline in new infections outside of Hubei, the World Health Organization () yesterday warned against hasty optimism. It is "impossible" to predict the further course of the epidemic, stressed WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus.
The WHO again emphasized that Sars-CoV-2 only affects very small proportion of people outside of China . However, the further development can still not be predicted with certainty - not even for the epidemic in China. "All scenarios are still possible", says Ghebreyesus.
Most infections and deaths will continue in central China in the badly affected province Hubei counted. For the first time, hospital director fell victim to Covid-19. Liu Zhiming, director of Wuchang Hospital in Hubei's provincial capital, Wuhan, died yesterday, China News reported. According to official information, good 1,700 doctors and nurses have been infected in the fight against the virus.
According to an expert, the epidemic may not stabilize until the end of April. "That's very rough estimate," said Zhong Nanshan, head of the Chinese government's expert group, today. According to the current status, the outbreak is expected to peak by the end of February.
In Bavaria, most of the 14 people who had been infected with Sars-CoV-2 since the end of January are now healthy in theirs Returned to everyday life. As the Bavarian Ministry of Health announced today, four of those affected are currently still in the hospital. You will be looked after in the Munich Clinic Schwabing and are largely symptom-free. They could probably also leave the hospital soon, it said.
All 14 coronavirus infections in the Free State were related to the Stockdorf automotive supplier Webasto. A Chinese colleague had unknowingly introduced the pathogen on business trip in January. Some employees were infected, and some relatives were also infected. The prerequisites for discharge include multiple negative tests for the virus. The criteria were set by the Robert Koch Institute in Berlin.