The authorities have confirmed that deadly coronavirus has spread to more cities in China. These cities include Wuhan, Beijing, and Shenzhen. Around 139 new cases of the mysterious virus have been reported in the last two days. The total number of cases has already crossed the mark of 200. Three people have lost their lives due to respiratory illness. This infection initially appeared in Wuhan in December last year as a strain of coronavirus. Health officials have claimed that it has led to a viral Pneumonia outbreak. However, many details about the mysterious illness remain unclear. Two cases of coronavirus have been confirmed in Beijing and one case has been reported in Shenzhen. 136 cases of the dreaded virus have been reported in Wuhan alone over the weekend adding to 62 existing cases.
Experts in the UK have speculated that the number of affected people reported by the Chinese authorities might be less than the actual figure. Around 170 people in Wuhan are still being treated in the hospital. As per the reports, nine of them are in critical condition. What is more concerning is that hundreds of tourists are all set to travel during the upcoming Lunar New Year Holiday. Chinese officials have ensured to step up monitoring efforts during this holiday period. Health authorities have assured that the situation is still preventable and it can be controlled. Doctors have claimed that the virus is not being transmitted from one person to another rather it has crossed the species barrier. According to the officials, the virus has come from a seafood and wildlife market in Wuhan.
Experts have taken the samples of the virus from infected people and observed it in the laboratory. Health officials in China and the WHO have together announced the infection to be a coronavirus. Coronavirus consists of many viruses but only six can infect humans. Coronavirus causes the severe acute respiratory syndrome. The virus has also spread across the globe. Two cases of the deadly virus have been reported in Thailand. One case has been diagnosed in Japan. South Korea as well has confirmed a case of coronavirus. All these infections have originated from Wuhan itself.