69,290 confirmed cases and 1,671 deaths from coronavirus outbreak

There are currently 69,290 confirmed cases and 1,671 deaths from the coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak as of February 16, 2020, 18:34 GMT.

For a detailed view see: cases by country and territory.

The condition of patients, according to the World Health Organization (Feb. 7 press conference) and based on 17,000 cases in China, are:

  • 82% mild
  • 15% severe
  • 3% critical

“Total Cases” = total cumulative count (69,290). This figure therefore includes deaths and recovered/discharged patients (cases with an outcome). By removing these from the “total cases” figure, we get “currently infected cases” (cases still awaiting for an outcome).

The spike observed on Feb. 12 is the result, for the most part, of a change in diagnosis classification for which 13,332 clinically (rather than laboratory) confirmed cases were all reported as new cases on Feb. 12, even though they were diagnosed in the preceding days and weeks. We will distribute these cases over the correct period once the analysis being conducted by the WHO with China’s NHC is completed.

See also: How to interpret the 15,152 (+600%) surge in new cases of February 12

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