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Wuhan coronavirus: Dormant patients can transmit virus, mild cases should be quarantined

Christian Fernsby |
Chinese health authorities have identified a number of patients who have become carriers and transmitters of the coronavirus despite showing no outward symptoms of the disease.

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Li Xingwang, chief infectious diseases expert in Beijing Ditan Hospital, said most of the “dormant” carriers were related to and had caught the virus from patients with symptoms.

“These [carriers] have the virus and can transmit it. The amount of virus correlates to the severity of the illness, which means these patients carry less of the virus and their ability to transmit disease is weaker,” Li said.

In new treatment and diagnosis guidelines released today, the National Health Commission said people with milder symptoms, such as fever, fatigue, a cough but no lung infection, should be quarantined and treated to curb further infections.

Daily deaths caused by the new coronavirus have reached yet another record high in China, with 65 fatalities all in Hubei province confirmed in overnight figures released by health authorities. The newly reported fatalities took the death toll in mainland China to 490.

According to data released today morning by China’s National Health Commission (NHC), confirmed cases around the country rose by 3,887 also a daily record high to 24,324, the majority of which were in Hubei, the epicentre of the outbreak.

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