According to the latest data of hubei health and fitness commission on Thursday (February 13), the number of new cases of coronary pneumonia in hubei province surged by 14,840 in a single day on February 12 (including 13,332 clinically diagnosed cases), leading to a rapid rise in risk aversion in financial markets, a short-term surge in spot gold through the 1570 mark, a short-term sharp decline in U.S. stock futures and a downturn in Asian shares. The market continued to track new news on the outbreak during the session, and the U.S. dollar could again break out if U.S. consumer price data, which focused late in the day, turned positive.
The number of confirmed cases in hubei province surged by more than 14,000 overnight
The market was quick to react to a surge in the number of confirmed cases in hubei province of more than 14,000 overnight, data from the hubei health and fitness commission showed on Thursday.
According to the official website of hubei health and fitness commission on Thursday, 14,840 new cases of coronary pneumonia (including 13,332 clinically diagnosed cases) were reported in hubei between 0:00 and 24:00 on February 12, 2020, 242 new cases (including 135 clinically diagnosed cases) were reported to have died, and 802 new cases (including 423 clinically diagnosed cases) were discharged from hospital. By 24:00 on February 12, 2020, a total of 48,206 new cases of coronary pneumonia (including 13,332 clinically diagnosed cases) had been reported in hubei province, and a total of 3,441 cases had been cured and discharged from hospital. A total of 1310 cases died.
At present, 33,693 cases are still being treated in hospital, including 5,647 severe cases and 1,437 critical cases, all of which are receiving isolation treatment in designated medical institutions. There were 9,028 suspected cases, 3,317 were excluded on the same day and 6,126 were isolated. A total of 158,377 close contacts were tracked and 77,308 were under medical observation.
According to hubei WeiJianWei, along with the in-depth understanding of the new type of coronavirus pneumonia and clinical experience, according to the characteristics of the outbreak, hubei province, the national health committee general office, the state administration of traditional Chinese medicine issued by the office of the new type of coronavirus infection pneumonia diagnosis and treatment scheme (trial version 5) increased in the cases of hubei province diagnosis classification “clinical diagnosis”, so that patients can receiving standard treatment, according to the confirmed cases as early as possible to further improve the treatment success rate. According to the plan, hubei province has recently carried out the screening of previously suspected cases and revised the diagnosis results, and diagnosed new patients according to the new diagnostic classification. In order to be consistent with the diagnostic classification of cases published by other provinces in China, hubei province has included the number of clinically diagnosed cases into the number of confirmed cases to be published from today.
Spot gold surged through the 1570 level in the short term after the data and hit a high around $1572, but failed to rally consistently.
Broker AxiCorp said gold prices rose during the session, but recent gains may be limited by the impact of a stronger dollar and rising risk appetite.
The Australian dollar fell more than 20 points in the short term on a sharp shift in risk sentiment before extending losses to 0.6704, close to the 0.6700 marks.
Meanwhile, the dollar/yen fell more than 20 points in the short term before extending its losses to 109.79.
U.S. stock index futures also extended losses, with dow and s&p 500 futures down 0.44 percent and nasdaq futures down 0.57 percent.
U.S. Treasury secretary Steven mnuchin said Wednesday that the negative economic impact of the outbreak is a one-off event that will not last beyond 2020.
After the data was released, an additional 2,600 medical workers were sent to support wuhan’s fight against the outbreak, with the approval of xi jinping, President of the central military commission, according to CCTV news. The medical units drawn from the PLA army, navy, air force, rocket force, strategic support force, joint logistic support force and armed police force are all medical units. According to the hospital’s capacity and construction schedule, military medical personnel will provide support in batches. The first batch of 1,400 people will arrive in wuhan on February 13, and medical treatment is planned to start as soon as possible. Up to now, the military has sent 3 batches of more than 4,000 medical personnel to support wuhan in fighting against the new outbreak of coronary pneumonia.
Why the sudden surge in confirmed cases? Expert’s latest explanation
WeiJianWei said, according to xinhua viewpoint, countries, with the in-depth understanding of the new type of coronavirus pneumonia and clinical experience, according to the characteristics of the outbreak, hubei province, the national health committee general office, the state administration of traditional Chinese medicine issued by the office of the new type of coronavirus infection pneumonia diagnosis and treatment scheme (trial version 5) increased in the cases of hubei province diagnosis classification “clinical diagnosis”, so that patients can early detection treated early, to further improve the treatment success rate. According to the plan, hubei province has recently carried out the screening of previously suspected cases and revised the diagnosis results, and diagnosed new patients according to the new diagnostic classification.
Tong zhaohui, an expert from the steering group of the central committee of the communist party of China and vice President of Beijing chaoyang hospital, pointed out that recently, we mainly relied on nucleic acid to confirm the cases, but in fact, a large number of suspected cases according to the clinical manifestations: 1. 2. Symptoms of fever, respiratory cough, and suffocation. Then physical examination was performed to examine the clinical features, and a comprehensive diagnosis was made after CT imaging.
Tong zhaohui said these are indispensable for clinicians, to make a comprehensive judgment, comprehensive analysis. Nucleic acid tests should be considered, and CT images should also be analyzed. As a respiratory doctor, as a clinical critically ill doctor, we need to carefully ask the medical history, find clinical clues, the use of modern technology for clinical examination, including this nucleic acid technology. CT imaging is the specialty of both radiologists and clinicians, and we can often see it at a glance. So to comprehensive analysis, can not emphasize the importance of one.
Professor feng zhanchun, dean of the school of medical and health management, tongji medical college, huazhong university of science and technology, introduced that the new coronary pneumonia is a new infectious disease, the understanding of the disease is still deepening, its diagnostic criteria and treatment plans are also improving.
Feng of spring that the early clinical diagnosis cases belong to suspected cases, patients with pneumonia imaging characteristics, singled out the isolation treatment as soon as possible, it just accelerated the speed of standard treatment, reduced the queue for diagnosis before treatment, is good for control of the epidemic situation development, does not mean the surge in new cases.
Zeng guang, chief scientist of epidemiology at the Chinese center for disease control and prevention, said the “clinically diagnosed case” is one that has not been confirmed in the laboratory and has not tested positive for nucleic acid, but that the clinical symptoms “look like”, according to the global times.
Zeng said such “delayed positive” patients do exist and cannot be ruled out, so they can spread easily in society. By including them in the new cases, they can be isolated and admitted to the hospital, which is beneficial to both society and the patients themselves. He believes that the inclusion of “clinically diagnosed cases” into “confirmed cases” for publication is the right step and closes a gap in transmission.
Yang gonghuan, a public health and epidemiology expert and former deputy director of the Chinese center for disease control and prevention, said the surge in confirmed cases should be a “release of the stock” and that there would be more confirmed cases in the future, but it would not necessarily remain so high.