Death toll due to Wuhan virus continues to rise, 40 positive cases reported from Singapore

Death toll due to Wuhan virus continues to rise, 40 positive cases reported from Singapore

9 February 2020 12:47 pm

The death toll due to new Wuhan virus has been increased up to 813 as of Sunday (09) among which 811 of them were reported in China, while the other two fatalities from Hong Kong and Philippine.  

2649 people have been cured so far. Meanwhile foreign reports say that the death toll is on a decline compared to the number of patients cured. 

The Wuhan virus causing more fatalities within a very short period of time compared to the 774 death toll of SARS outbreak in 2003 with over 8000 positive cases indicates that it is poised to outstrip SARS, according to China's National Commission of Health. 

The positive cases reported due to the coronavirus has exceeded 37000 (37198).

China's National Commission of Health further confirmed that 2656 new infections have been reported as of Saturday (08). 

Meanwhile, 40 new positive cases have been reported from Singapore indicating the highest number outside China. Two of them have already been cured while the remaining 38 are being treated in intensive care given the severity, Singaporean Health Ministry revealed. 

The infected reported in Singapore have had recent visits to China, reports said. Nevertheless the impact of the viral prevalence is still low in public places, according to Singaporean government.