Only 20% of people infected with coronavirus have the severe form of the disease
More than 80% of patients have mild disease and recover. And only 2% of cases are fatal.
Four out of five patients Chinese coronavirus causes only mild illness. This is with reference to the General Director who Tedros Adhanom of Gebreyesus Monday, February 17, reports The Guardian.
“It seems that COVID-19 is not as deadly as other coronaviruses, including SARS and MERS,” said the Director General of the who.
He added that the experts “are starting to get a clearer picture of the outbreak”.
As indicated, the conclusion is made on the basis of the analysis of the Chinese authorities relating to 44 thousand cases of infection COVID-19 in Hubei province, where he first was a coronavirus.
“More than 80% of patients have mild illness and recover, 14% have severe disease, including pneumonia and shortness of breath, 5% have critical illness including respiratory failure, septic shock and multiple organ failure, and 2% of cases are fatal. The risk of death increases with age,” said the Director General of the who.
He noted that children do not suffer from COVID-19 as well as adults, and more research is needed to find out why.
Previously, scientists have found that the coronavirus is especially dangerous for cancer patients because of malignant neoplasms and the therapy that patients undergo.
The scientists also called the three most effective drug against coronavirus. The researchers selected 5000 potentially effective drug candidates, some of them showed good results.