Chinese authorities’ knowledge of the new coronavirus virus remains «very limited,» meaning the number of infections could continue to rise, Director of China's National Health Commission Ma Xiaowei said in Beijing on Sunday.
Speaking at a news conference on the joint prevention and control of the outbreak of the virus, Xiaowei confirmed 618 coronavirus cases in in Wuhan, the capital city of... Еще central China's Hubei Province.
The Chinese National Health Commission reported a jump in the number of people infected with coronavirus to more than 1,975 on Sunday, with 56 deaths. An outbreak of a respiratory illness caused by the newly emerging coronavirus — also known as 2019-nCoV — was reported in Wuhan, in December 2019.
The virus has also spread to other countries, including the US, Australia, France, Japan, Singapore and Thailand, despite stringent efforts by Chinese authorities to contain the disease.