Hubei Reports Almost 15,000 New Coronavirus Cases in 1 Day

By Bryan Grogan, February 13, 2020

1 0

Almost 15,000 new cases of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) were reported in Hubei province on Wednesday, February 12, after the procedure for identifying the illness was changed. Out of the 14,840 new cases confirmed, 13,332 were clinically diagnosed, i.e. diagnosed based on signs and symptoms rather than laboratory examination or medical imaging. 

Additionally, 242 new deaths were reported in the province on the day, according to Financial Times, bringing the number of deaths in the province to 1,310.

According to Caixin, the number of confirmed cases in Wuhan, the city where the coronavirus was first reported, rose by 13,426. 

The move to include clinically diagnosed cases comes after local reports revealed that a large number of suspected cases were returning false negatives on nucleic acid tests, which have been used to identify the virus. 

In related news, former mayor of Shanghai Ying Yong has replaced Jiang Chaoliang as party chief of Hubei province. 

For regular updates on the novel coronavirus outbreak in China, click here.

[Cover image via Pixabay]

more news

Wuhan Testing All 11 Million Residents Amid New COVID-19 Outbreak

Authorities will conduct full-scale testing of all Wuhan residents following a handful of new COVID-19 cases.

Coronavirus Detected in Semen of Recovering Patients

The findings note the possibility that SARS-CoV-2 could be transmitted sexually, although the team say this would need to be proved in future studies.

Wuhan Revises COVID-19 Death Toll by 50%

The total number of cases were revised up by 325 to 50,333 while the number of deaths went up by 1,290 to 3,869

INFOGRAPHIC: How Long Does the Coronavirus Last on Different Surfaces?

You might want think twice before bringing those grocery bags inside.

China to Loosen Lockdown Restrictions on Coronavirus Epicenter

Things are slowly returning to normalcy as provincial officials announced the end of some lockdown measures.

Enjoy a Splash of Hops with This Refreshing Wuhan-based IPA

All in all, we find Tiao Dong Who IPA to be a fun and enjoyable beer, and hope the best for Wuhan as the city continues with its coronavirus relief efforts. Wuhan jiayou!

PHOTOS: Wuhan Shuts Down All Temporary Hospitals

The city opened makeshift hospitals last month to treat COVID-19 patients and contain the spread of the disease.

0 User Comments

In Case You Missed It…

We're on WeChat!

Scan our QR Code at right or follow us at thatsonline for events, guides, giveaways and much more!

7 Days in China With thatsmags.com

Weekly updates to your email inbox every Wednesday

Subscribe

Download previous issues

Never miss an issue of That's Magazines!

Visit the archives