An aged man sporting a face masks has his temperature checked earlier than coming into a neighborhood hospital in Shanghai on February 13, 2020.
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The U.S. does “not have excessive confidence within the data popping out of China” relating to the depend of coronavirus instances, a senior administration official instructed CNBC.
The official additionally famous that China “continues to rebuff American provides of help.”
There are greater than 60,000 confirmed instances of virus, with the overwhelming majority occurring in China, and over 1,300 individuals have died. After a number of days of reporting a slowing variety of new instances, Chinese language officers mentioned on Thursday there was greater than 15,000 extra instances. The vast majority of these got here from a change in how the numbers have been reported, with the “clinically recognized” instances now counting as “confirmed.”
There was skepticism amongst researchers that the official numbers mirror how contagious the virus really is. An article printed final month within the medical journal…