The number of cases of infection with coronavirus in Hubei province takes off with new diagnostic methods.
The number of people confirmed the presence of coronavirus in Hubei province increased from 14 to 48 840 206 total for the day, the government said China on Thursday, setting a new daily record. The announcement was made after the authorities changed the diagnostic criteria for counting new infections.
At the national level the new numbers increased the total number of coronavirus infections in China to 59 805, and the number of deaths to 1367. Leap in new methods puts additional pressure on the government to treat thousands of patients, many of whom are in the centers of mass quarantine or isolation rooms.
The sudden surge of the epidemic is a result of government action, including cases diagnosed in a clinical setting, including the use of computed tomography, as well as cases confirmed by special test sets.
After a sudden change of epidemiologists warned that the true picture of the epidemic is complicated because accurate tracking of the number of cases can tell the experts the number, location and rate of appearance of new infections.
Experts in the field of health stated that the change in reporting was to provide a more accurate representation of the possibility of transmission of the virus. A new criterion is intended to provide doctors with a wider freedom of action in the diagnosis of patients and, more importantly, to isolate the patients for quick cure.
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