1,716 medical workers infected, six dead in China

As reported cases of Covid-19 (coronavirus) disease in China surpass 65,000, about 1,716 medical workers have been infected and six of them have lost their lives.

The number of confirmed cases has been increasing astronomically since the disease was first detected in December in Wuhan, Hubei Province in China.

As of Sunday, more than 68,000 people have been infected in China, with the death toll standing at 1,665.

China’s National Health Commission said about 8,096 patients have been cured and discharged from hospital. There are still 8,969 suspected cases, however.

So far, 169,039 are now under medical observation, after they were identified as having had close contact with infected patients.

New cases spiked earlier in the week after a change in the way infected cases were…

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