Connect with us

News

WHO Says More Than 70% Of Coronavirus Patients In China Have Recovered (But Keep Washing Your Hands)

According to officials at the World Health Organization, of about 80,000 people who have been infected by COVID-19 in China, more than 70% have recovered and been discharged from hospitals.

This information came on Monday, as fears about the virus are growing and folks are becoming more and more concerned about how possible quarantines will affect their lives and their jobs.

Typically, patients are considered recovered when they test negative twice for the virus within 24 hours, meaning they’re no longer carrying the virus. Some countries are using a different definition, which may include testing negative as well as also having no more respiratory symptoms or a clear CT scan.

Dr. Mike Ryan, the World Health Organization’s emergencies chief, said it can take up to six weeks for people to fully recover from COVID-19 infections, which could include pneumonia and other respiratory problems in serious cases. However, he explained that the number of reported patients have not always been provided to WHO. Depending on the severity of the case, the World Health Organization said it could take considerably longer for people to be considered recovered.

WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus discussed the outbreak, emphasizing that the situation can still be controlled. He explained how “of all the cases reported globally so far, 93% are from just four countries.”

“The bottom line is,” he said, “we are not at the mercy of this virus.”

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Trending Now

Shelters Across The Country Are Running Out Of Dogs And Cats Because Folks Want To Foster A Furry Friend Now More Than Ever

Trending

Soccer Star Cristiano Ronaldo Is Funding Three New Hospital Wings For Coronavirus Victims

Celebs With Heart

COVID-19 Doesn’t Like Change Either—Coronavirus Stability Is Good News For Scientists Working On A Vaccine

News

Ryan Reynolds’ Aviation Gin Company Is Tipping Bartenders 30% Of Their Profits While You Learn How To Make a Martini At Home

Celebs With Heart

The $2 Trillion Coronavirus Stimulus Package Deal Is Done, Now Awaiting Vote

News

Wonderfully Cranky Pig And Dairy Farmer Throws Meat To Customers To Maintain Social Distancing

Wholesome

Thankfully, Over 100,000 People Have Recovered From Coronavirus (But Keep Up The Social Distancing)

News

Man Whose 101st Birthday Was Canceled Because Of Coronavirus Wants You To Smash That Like Button For Him Instead

Trending

Two 20-Year-Old New Yorkers Create Volunteer Army To Bring Food And Medication To Vulnerable People

Trending

Every Bit Counts: Kristen Bell’s Kids Adorably Dump Their Piggy Bank To Help Mom Donate To No Kid Hungry

Celebs With Heart

Good+ Foundation Is Helping Get Diapers And Other Essential Items To Families In Need

Trending

Clean Break: This Man Is Bringing Portable Hand Washing Stations To The Homeless

Trending

Connect
Love good news? Get it delivered straight to your inbox!

Sign up FREE!