Global health experts continued their struggle to slow the spread of the Coronavirus in China and other countries Friday; confirming there has been a 3,000% increase in cases across the globe including two in Rome, Italy.
“The number of confirmed cases of the new coronavirus in China has skyrocketed to more than 9,000, surpassing the official count during the SARS epidemic. But the true number of infections may be even higher, as health workers struggle to catch up with the disease,” reports Bloomberg.
“A shortage of testing kits and overworked hospital staff are straining China’s health system, hampering efforts to accurately track how many people have the pathogen. The result is a hectic and imprecise process that’s creating bottlenecks as health experts attempt to pin down the scope of a disease that has claimed more than 200 lives,” adds the website.
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