OREANDA-NEWSThe death toll from a disease caused by a new type of coronavirus discovered in China has increased to 80 people. A total of 2,744 cases of infection have been recorded in the world. It's reported by NetEase with reference to the authorities. Previously reported 56 dead. Doctors in China examine another 5.7 thousand patients with suspected pneumonia caused by the new coronavirus. Of the reliably infected, 461 are in serious condition.

The number of confirmed cases of virus infection is increasing outside of China. Now we know about seven patients with a new type of viral pneumonia in Thailand, four in Singapore and Australia, three patients each - in Japan, Malaysia, South Korea, France and the USA, two in Vietnam. An outbreak of pneumonia from a previously unknown type of coronavirus was recorded in the Chinese city of Wuhan last December. Experts from the China Center for Disease Control and Prevention have determined that the source of infection is animals that were sold on the seafood market in Wuhan.

According to the head of the National Health Commission of China, Ma Xiaowei, a new virus can be infected during its incubation period, which can last up to 14 days. According to him, knowledge about the new coronavirus is still limited, in addition, there is no clear understanding of what risks a person can cause his mutation.