Coronavirus infections are often mild

Chinese researchers have published Figures of lung disease Covid-19, which is triggered by the novel Coronavirus. They show that most of the Infected have only mild symptoms. Dangerous the disease is diseases, especially the elderly and patients with chronic.

Worldwide, there are currently more than 75,000 confirmed cases of Covid-19, and more than 2,000 people have died from the disease so far. In a Chinese journal of epidemiology, a study has now been published by the Chinese center for control and prevention of diseases (CCDC), in the 72.314 confirmed, suspected, clinically diagnosed and asymptomatic cases of COVID-19 in the whole of China up to 11. February were investigated.

Thus, 80.9 percent of the infections are mild, 13.8 percent are severe, and 4.7 percent are classified as critical. Among children up to the age of 9 years, there have been no deaths. Up to 39. Years of age, the mortality rate is 0.2 per cent, very low, but rising with age and reaches those aged 80 years and 14.8 per cent. Overall, the mortality rate was below 44.672 confirmed cases, at 2.3 percent.

Chronically ill patients gefährdet

More in particular, patients are disease are at risk with cardiovascular disease, but also Diabetes, chronic respiratory diseases and high blood pressure increase the risk.

Almost 86 percent of the Patients have stopped, at least temporarily, in the city of Wuhan, where the disease has probably spread from a fish market, the wild animals were sold. Since the end of January to strict travel and transport restrictions will apply, and there are first indications that the infection rate is slowing in this Region most affected.


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