By EDD K. USMAN
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(SDN) — Obviously, it’s a small percentage so far.
Nevertheless, the narrative surrounding the outbreak of the 2019 Novel CoronaVirus (2019 n-CoV) Acute Respiratory Disease (ARD) in December is not all gloom and doom.
It should be taken as a sign of hope that not all those afflicted with the disease are fated to die.
And it’s fact: a total of 1,619 have recovered from the n-CoV, which originated in Wuhan, Hubei, China, in December 2019.
The breakdown of the recovery cases are:
- 828, Hubei, Mainland China;
- 104, Hunan, Mainland China;
- 104, Zhejiang, Mainland China;
- 75, Guangdong, Mainland China;
- 70, Henan, Mainland China;
- 47, Anhui, Mainland China;
- 45, Jiangxi, Mainland China;
- 41, Sichuan, Mainland China;
- 33, Beijing, Mainland China;
- 31, Shandong, Mainland China;
- 30, Shanghai, Mainland China;
- 17, Guangxi, Mainland China;
- 16, Hebei, Mainland China;
- 15, Fujian, Mainland China;
- 15, Shaanxi, Mainland China;
- 12, Heilongjiang, Mainland China;
- 12, Shanxi Mainland China;
- 9, Gansu, Mainland China;
- 8, Hainan, Mainland China;
- 7, Yunnan, Mainland China;
- 6, Guizhou, Mainland China;
- 6, Liaoning, Mainland China;
- 5, Thailand;
- 4, Inner Mongolia, Mainland China;
- 4, Jilin, Mainland China;
- 3, Qinghai, Mainland China;
- 2, New South Wales, Australia;
- 2, Tianjin, Mainland China;
- 1,Ningxi, Mainland China;
- 1 each, Japan, Macau SAR, South Korea, Taiwan (Taiwan), Vietnam.
So, there’s at least a feel-good story. And count the number of family members for each of the 1,619 recovered n-CoV patients who are surely rejoicing for their respective relatives, who have successfully been able to get past their affliction.
Stop, or just pause for bit and make the cases of the recovered patients sink in, it’s a true story of life; one foot virtually in a pit.
The figures are from the real-time online map dubbed “CoronaVirus 2019-nCoV Global Cases by Johns Hopkins CSSE”, which receives updates of the cases from various sources. (This story was first seen on CNN.)
As of this hour, 7:44 p.m., Manila time, February 7, the nCoV global deaths have climbed to 638 persons, and 31,494 total confirmed cases.
China expectedly has the most number of confirmed cases at 31,182. The remainder — 312 — are in various countries, including the United States and the United Kingdom, as well as the Philippines, etc.
The American Johns Hopkins University said the website “is provided to the public strictly for educational and academic research purposes” even as it “disclaims any and all representations and warranties with respect to the Website, including accuracy, fitness for use, and merchantability.”
Two deaths already in the Philippines as announced by the Department of Health (DOH) over GMA7 24 Oras evening newscast Friday.
But the DOH said the second death was not because of nCoV pathogen either — it was “a case of pneumonia in a patient with underlying restrictive lung disease,” said Undersecretary Eric Domingo, DOH spokesman.
The Philippine fatalities belonged to the more than 200 persons under investigations (PUIs), persons who exhibit nCoV symptoms, such as, among them, “mild to severe respiratory illness with fever1, cough, and difficulty breathing.”
Here’s part of information from the American Center for Disease Control (CDC):