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World Health Organization (WHO) Feb 17
Daily media briefing on with
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World Health Organization (WHO) Feb 17
Replying to @DrTedros
"As of 6am GVA time today, has reported 70,635 cases of to WHO, including 1772 deaths. In the past 24 hours 🇨🇳 has reported 2051 new cases, which includes both clinically- & lab-confirmed cases. 94% of new cases continue to come from Hubei province"-
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World Health Organization (WHO) Feb 17
Replying to @DrTedros
"Outside , WHO has received reports of 694 cases from 25 countries & three deaths. As more data comes in from 🇨🇳, we’re starting to get a clearer picture of the outbreak, how it’s developing & where it could be headed"-
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World Health Organization (WHO) Feb 17
Replying to @DrTedros
"Today has published a paper with detailed data on over 44,000 confirmed cases of . These data give us a better understanding about the age range of people affected, the severity of the disease and the mortality rate"-
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World Health Organization (WHO) Feb 17
Replying to @DrTedros
"They [the data] are very important in enabling WHO to provide good evidence-based advice to countries. We encourage all countries to share their data publicly"-
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World Health Organization (WHO) Feb 17
Replying to @DrTedros
"The data also appear to show a decline in new cases. This trend must be interpreted very cautiously. Trends can change as new populations are affected"-
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World Health Organization (WHO) Feb 17
Replying to @DrTedros
"It’s too early to tell if this reported decline will continue. Every scenario is still on the table. It also appears that is not as deadly as other coronaviruses including SARS and MERS"-
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World Health Organization (WHO)
"Over 80% of patients have mild & will recover. In about 14% of cases, the virus causes severe disease, including pneumonia & shortness of breath. And about 5% of patients have critical disease incl. respiratory failure, septic shock & multi-organ failure"-
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World Health Organization (WHO) Feb 17
Replying to @DrTedros
"In 2% of reported cases, the virus is fatal & the risk of death increases the older you are. We see relatively few cases among children. More research is needed to understand why. These new data address some of the gaps in our understanding, but others remain"-
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World Health Organization (WHO) Feb 17
Replying to @DrTedros
"The international team of experts now on the ground in is working with Chinese counterparts to better understand address those gaps and improve our understanding of the outbreak"-
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World Health Organization (WHO) Feb 17
Replying to @DrTedros
"We thank all partners who have made their experts available through the GOARN framework"-
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World Health Organization (WHO) Feb 17
Replying to @DrTedros
"WHO is continuing to work night and day on several fronts to prepare countries. We’re sending testing kits to laboratories around the 🌍"-
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World Health Organization (WHO) Feb 17
Replying to @DrTedros
"We’re protecting by sending personal protective equipment to many countries & working with manufacturers to ensure supply. We’re training health workers. We’re providing advice to countries on how to do screening, testing, contact tracing & treatment"-
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World Health Organization (WHO) Feb 17
Replying to @DrTedros
"We’ve put out a call for $675 million to support countries to prepare. I thank those donors who have contributed. We have a window of opportunity. We don’t know how long it will remain open. Let’s not squander it"-
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World Health Organization (WHO) Feb 17
Replying to @DrTedros
The full briefing on by 👇
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inaboz Feb 17
Replying to @WHO @DrTedros
Not very reassuring when can’t even add up to 100 🤦🏻‍♀️
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Meghan K. Feb 17
Replying to @inaboz2 @WHO @DrTedros
😂😂😂
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soror Feb 18
Replying to @WHO @DrTedros
You have forgotten one important factor in your statistics! Due to the severe contagion of covid19 when the epidemic occurs, a shortage of medicines, food, medical staff and equipment is a much more deadly factor!
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