The daily number of new cases of infection with coronavirus infection COVID-2019 for the first time was larger outside China than inside China. About it February 26, said at a briefing in Geneva the Director General of the world health organization (who) tedros adhanom Ghebreyesus. His statement published on the organization’s website.
According to the who for Feb 25, in China the number of people infected with the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 increased by 411 persons, and the borders of China in 427.
“The sharp increase of cases in Italy, Iran and South Korea are of deep concern. Currently there are cases involving hearth in Iran, Bahrain, Iraq, Kuwait and Oman. There are also cases involving hearth in Italy, in Algeria, Austria, Croatia, Germany, Spain and Switzerland,” he said.
Of ghebreyesus said that some politicians and the media insist on declaring the pandemic COVID-19.
“We don’t have too hasty with the Declaration of a pandemic without a thorough analysis of the facts. The who has already declared a state of emergency in public health, international importance, is our highest level. Careless use of the word “pandemic” carries no tangible benefit, but it has a significant risk from the point of view of gain unnecessary and unjustified fear, superstition, and can also paralyze the system. This announcement could also signal that we can no longer contain the virus, which is not true,” says the head of the who.
Continuous and intense transmission of the virus and large-scale serious illness or a huge number of deaths is not observed, Ghebreyesus said.
“Don’t get me wrong: I do not underestimate the seriousness of the situation or the potential of turning this epidemic into a pandemic. All things are possible. On the contrary, we say that this virus has pandemic potential, and who provides tools each country for the training”, he added.
At the end of December 2019 in the Chinese city of Wuhan with a population of 11 million people for the first time confirmed a new type of coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, causing atypical pneumonia (initially, the virus was named 2019-nCoV). On 30 January, the world health organization (who) declared the outbreak of coronavirus, the medical emergency situation of international importance.
As of February 26, in China from the new coronavirus has died 2715 people were infected 78 064, recovered 29 745. According to the world health organization, outside of mainland China on February 26, was 2790 cases of coronavirus infection in 37 countries. The total number of deaths is 44 people, said the Director General of the who.
On February 24 he argued that the peak of the epidemic COVID-19 has passed.
On the territory of Ukraine of cases no. The coronavirus was diagnosed in two Ukrainians on Board the cruise ship Diamond Princess.