A total of 72,436 new cases were reported in 31 provinces (autonomous regions and municipalities directly under the central government) and the xinjiang production and construction corps from 0:00 to 24:00 on February 17, 2016. It is worth noting that the number of new confirmed cases declined for the 14th consecutive day in all regions except hubei. In addition, there were no new cases in six provinces yesterday. The world health organization says it will not raise the global risk level for a new outbreak of coronary pneumonia.
WHO: will not raise the global risk level for a new outbreak of coronary pneumonia
According to CCTV news, who held a press conference in Geneva on February 17 to provide an update on the outbreak of the new coronary pneumonia. At the meeting, who director-general tandesay said that according to the data released by China on new cases of coronary pneumonia, the number of new cases of coronary pneumonia is on the decline.
On this basis, who maintains its previous assessment that the new coronary pneumonia is not a global epidemic and does not raise the global risk level of the outbreak.
Based on a paper recently published by China’s CDC detailing data on more than 44,000 confirmed cases, the who is beginning to have a clearer picture of the epidemic, how it is developing and where it is headed, Dr. Tandsai said.
“The data also appear to show a decline in new cases,” he said. But this trend must be read very carefully. Trends may change as new populations are affected.”
As of 6 a.m. Geneva time on February 17, who has received reports of 694 cases and three deaths from 25 countries, tandersey said.
At the press conference, tan desai made positive comments on the measures taken by China in the prevention and control of the epidemic, saying that many of the measures taken by China have gone far beyond the relevant requirements for responding to emergencies and set a new benchmark for the epidemic prevention work of all countries.
He said he was confident China could contain the outbreak and that the who would not recommend restrictions on trade and activities.
Michael Ryan, head of the who’s health emergency programme, said the new outbreak had occurred outside China and no significant community transmission had been observed. The who team has arrived in China to conduct joint research with the Chinese side and will visit the site.
Who also said the use of plasma therapy in patients recovering from neopneumonia deserved further study.