The number of people suffering from a new type of pneumonia caused by the 2019-nCoV coronavirus is growing. In China, 617 people were sick at 9 am Moscow time on January 23. Most of the diseases were recorded in Hubei province – 444 cases. In this region, 17 deaths have already been registered.
32 cases in Guangdong, 27 in Zhejiang, 16 confirmed cases and 22 suspected cases were in Shanghai, and 14 in Beijing, TASS reports with reference to the Committee on Hygiene and Health of China.
A day earlier, the state committee reported 570 confirmed cases of infection, 17 of which ended in the death of patients. Coronavirus has already gone beyond the Middle Kingdom.
In total, there are 39 types of coronaviruses. Seven of them are dangerous to humans. From Wuhan, where there was an outbreak of an unstudied virus, exit is prohibited. The streets of the city are treated with disinfectants.