Number of cases of new coronavirus is “stabilizing,” according to WHO

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The coronavirus infected more than 34,500 people and claimed more than 700 lives so far, according to statistics provided by WHO.

The number of cases of the new deadly coronavirus in China is “stabilizing,” said the World Health Organization (WHO).

The UN health agency said this was “good news,” but warned it was too early to make predictions about whether the virus could have reached its peak.

“There has been a stabilization in the number of cases reported by Hubei,” the central Chinese province epicentre of the virus outbreak, said Michael Ryan, director of the WHO Health Emergency Program, at an informational meeting in Geneva.

The authorities closed Hubei province in an effort to contain it.

“We are in a stable four-day period where the number of reported cases has not advanced. That is good news and may reflect the impact of the control measures that have been put in place,” Ryan added. However, “it is too early to make any kind of prediction.”

The head of the WHO, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, said the trend “is not really accelerating, but also called for “caution.

The coronavirus infected more than 34,500 people and claimed more than 700 lives so far.

What is the coronavirus?

The outbreak of a new disease has put all citizens on alert after December 2019 and that until now it was believed that it was transmitted from animals to humans, but that now it can also be between people and that in recent weeks has taken the life of 213 people in China.

Where is Wuhan?

Wuhan is the capital of Hubei Province and the most populous city in central China, divided by the Yangtze and Han rivers.