Update: How Many People Have the Wuhan Coronavirus?

There are been some ominous developments in the Wuhan coronavirus outbreak.

The total number of people infected with the coronavirus is almost 15,000 and the number who have died is now over 300. (See map below.) That's a big jump from a couple of days ago.

The British Medical Journal The Lancet has published a paper written by Hong Kong researchers who say that the official numbers coming out of China are a small fraction of the actual number of infections which they say is over 75,000 as of last week and doubling every 6.4 days.

Today a 44-year-old male patient in the Philipines died from his coronavirus infection. Previously there were no deaths in patients who have been diagnosed outside of China. 

Here is today's map from Johns Hopkins University.  (As of 2-1-2020)

 

 

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