NEW DELHI: With Caronavirus deaths exceeding 1,000, the impact could be severe since the deadly virus has a multiplier effect and could transmissible airborne, with 20% of the infected people are in a serious condition.
Meanwhile, the World Health Organisation (WHO) Tuesday said that there were 42,708 confirmed Covid-19 or Caronavirus cases reported in China and tragically 1,017 people have lost their lives to this virus.
WHO has named the deadly outbreak— 2019nCoV as COVID- 2019, it said in a tweet.
The studies, according to WHO indicated that close to 20 percent of the confirmed cases include “severe” illness.
More than 50,000 individuals have been infected with the fatal Covid- 2019, and the death toll is expected to shoot up to as many as 10,000 people in the next few days.
On Tuesday alone, in China’s Hubei province, nearly 1,000 new cases have been reported.
China’s coronavirus outbreak poses a “very grave threat” for the rest of the world, the organisation’s official said.
Experts and medical practitioners have been drawing a parallel between Caronavirus or Covid-19 with the severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS), and expecting that the virus that was first reported in December 2019 may not last longer than six months.
“We have also activated a UN Crisis Management Team, to be led by Dr Mike Ryan. This will help WHO focus on the health response while the other agencies can bring their expertise to bear on the wider social, economic and developmental implications of the COVID-19 outbreak,” WHO said.
The spread of respiratory disease is expected to minimise after March as warmer weather would set in.