The new Coronovirus in China

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Quite a large death toll today, seen in Hubei 249 deaths. Very sad.

Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord,
and let perpetual light shine upon them.
May they rest in peace.

Amen.

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Amen.
Such a huge toll for one day.

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Yes very much.

The province’s health commission also reported a huge jump in new cases, saying a further 14,840 people had been confirmed with the infection over the 24-hour period to midnight on Wednesday (16:00 GMT).

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This to me, indicates a big issue globally

60,287 total of those tested are positive according to

https://gisanddata.maps.arcgis.com/apps/opsdashboard/index.html#/bda7594740fd40299423467b48e9ecf6

It has been said that only hospitalized people in China are being tested. I am sure the actual number is far greater.

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I am just reading that a Chinese tourist to Bali tested positive. That is a huge tourist spot for a few nations.

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Seems a lot of false negatives with testing, or incorrect swabbing or no virus in throat …

He said his test results had come back negative on multiple occasions before he had finally been diagnosed.

Chinese journalists have uncovered other cases of people testing negative six times before a seventh test confirmed they had the disease.

And similar issues have been raised in other affected countries, including Singapore and Thailand.

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Health workers are among the dead and ill now. I have just been watching a doco that states in low temperatures some of these viruses can survive on surfaces for 28 days,

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Dr. Seheult’s update 18 has good sleep tips for all shift workers. Sleep is essential.

https://www.ready.gov/pandemic
Here a website to help prepare in the event of a pandemic.

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The first case on the African continent has been confirmed in Egypt.
I just read a stat that 6.5% of the world’s population is in lockdown or quarantine due to this virus.

Another first, an elderly man from China touring in France died. HIs daughter was sick but recovered.
He is the first Chinese to die outside of Asia.

I ran across a few products in my home today…Made in China. My heart felt pain and sorrow for all the times I never thought of the high population of people there working and contributing so much to everyone else…working class people.

Five US cities will now start routinely testing for Covid 19 on all patients exhibiting flu-like symptoms. More cities are expected to do the same.

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Considering that China is a little over 18% of the world’s population I am surprised it is not higher.

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http://who.maps.arcgis.com/apps/opsdashboard/index.html#/c88e37cfc43b4ed3baf977d77e4a0667

WHO has its own Covid-19 situation dashboard.

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I wonder how many they will find once the isolation has ended. Thinking of people who live alone etc.

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