13 medical workers killed and thousands infected by Covid-19 in China

At least 13 doctors and nurses have died from Covid-19 and more than 3,000 have been infected in China since December 2019, when the epidemic began in the central city of Wuhan in Hubei province, according to the latest figures released by the authorities.

The latest casualty was an ophthalmologist, Dr Mei Zhongming who was a colleague of whistle-blower Dr Li Wenliang who died on February 7, sparking widespread grief and fury over the local authorities’s attempt to shut him up by accusing the late Dr Li of spreading “online rumours”.

The 57-year-old ophthalmologist contracted the virus while he was working at Wuhan Central Hospital and died on Tuesday (3 Feb). He was the third doctor from the same hospital to fall victim, the second being 55-year-old Dr Jiang Xueqing, head of thyroid and breast surgery, who died 2 days earlier from the infection.

The deadly virus has claimed the lives of several young medical workers. Among the youngest was 29-year-old respiratory and critical care doctor Peng Yinhua, who worked at the Jiangxia district People’s No 1 Hospital in Wuhan and died last month from the disease. Peng had planned to get married over the Lunar New Year holiday but postponed his wedding to help treat coronavirus patients.

Another 29-year-old, gastroenterologist Xia Sisi, also died last month after she became infected while working at the Union Jiangbei Hospital in Wuhan.

The SARS CoV-2 has killed more than 3,100 people and infected over 92,000, mostly in China, since the outbreak began, and it has spread to more than 50 countries in every continent except Antarctica.

Meanwhile, the island city of Singapore has reported another 2 fresh cases of Covid-19 infections, bringing the total tally to 110.

According to the health ministry, a total of 78 cases have fully recovered from the infection and have been discharged from the hospital. Of the 32 confirmed cases who are still in the hospital, most are stable or improving. Seven are in critical condition in the intensive care unit.

 

 

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12 Responses to “13 medical workers killed and thousands infected by Covid-19 in China”

  • Do not ownself scare ownself:

    In Singapore, so far, the mortality rate of Covid 19 is zero.

    In Mainland China, outside Hubei Province, it is 0.05%. In Hubei Province, it is @3.9%.

    Worldwide, even out, it is just about 0.5%.

    At this time, there is still no vaccine or drug to fight the bug. The only way to contain the spread is isolation. In the case of Mainland China, isolation appears to work well.

    Why is the rate in Hubei is way higher than the world average? The most probable cause is they were caught ill prepared. On the contrary, the support treatment carried out by Singapore makes a world of difference.

    In a nutshell, Covid 19 is just slightly more dangerous than H1N1. For those who are unfortunately infected with the bug, most will survive. Ownself scare ownself is absolutely unnecessary!

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  • RIP:

    may your names and selfless acts be affectionately and endearly remembered

    https://youtu.be/fzmia8NEVqo

    https://youtu.be/BYunIxWksLQ

    https://youtu.be/PoZHhPr9Xx8

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  • ownself comfort ownself:

    You know what is 0.5% death rate?
    If toto first prize is 0.5% chance, 100 million people will be queuing for tickets.

    Don’t forget 10 to 20% end up in ICU.

    Don’t play play hoh.

    Do not ownself scare ownself:
    In Singapore, so far, the mortality rate of Covid 19 is zero.

    In Mainland China, outside Hubei Province, it is 0.05%. In Hubei Province, it is @3.9%.

    Worldwide, even out, it is just about 0.5%.

    At this time, there is still no vaccine or drug to fight the bug. The only way to contain the spread is isolation. In the case of Mainland China, isolation appears to work well.

    Why is the rate in Hubei is way higher than the world average? The most probable cause is they were caught ill prepared. On the contrary, the support treatment carried out by Singapore makes a world of difference.

    In a nutshell, Covid 19 is just slightly more dangerous than H1N1. For those who are unfortunately infected with the bug, most will survive. Ownself scare ownself is absolutely unnecessary!

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  • PAPVID-20:

    People really need to be more concerned as sg’s cases are now very low. We gotta ask, is our govt less stringent now in carrying out the Covid-19 test as compared to initially when the virus infection first started? Or has the virus spread really been contained and fewer people are being infected?

    I read on one social website that case 109’s family told Lianhe Zaobao that bcoz the victim did not meet the definition of a suspected Covid-19 patient, he was not tested for the virus at the GP clinic nor at the hospital when he was first unwell with fever. Doctors at sgh even allowed him to stay in a B2 class ward which houses 5-6 patients. (Not sure how true this is though as it was also reported that he was immediately isolated upon admission at sgh. Maybe the latter was told by MOH?) He was tested positive only 2 days later when his fever did not subside.

    As the infected man is now in ICU, wonder how many medical staff and people has the man spread the virus to.

    I really hope that our govt in trying to keep the cases low is not doing less Covid-19 test on people who showed symptoms but did not travel. Our hospitals and medical workers will not be able to handle it if that fateful day came when the virus spread like wildfire.

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  • Do not ownself scare ownself:

    ownself comfort ownself:
    You know what is 0.5% death rate?
    If toto first prize is 0.5% chance, 100 million people will be queuing for tickets.

    Don’t forget 10 to 20% end up in ICU.

    Don’t play play hoh.

    Most readers here always say the country already has 6.9 million inhabitants. Now, let’s take a more official figure, 5 million.So far, 112 caught the bug. ( this includes the imported cases).

    Simple mathematics, it’s only @ 0.002% Chance for anyone in the country to get infected. If the mortality rate stands at 0.5%. The chances for anyone to get it and die is quite remote. It looks like getting a 4D first price is far more easier.

    Thus, don’t ownself scare ownself, take heed of the advice given officially and you will be well and fine.

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  • Ang Mohs lan cheow:

    Real CONTAINMENT OR SERIOUS contagion,simple as that.Conversely,FAKE containment or REAL CONTAGION.

    30K FROM PRC,where are they NOW?

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  • I dont know:

    What 0.5% death rate ?

    Kindly elaborate and describe with examples please.

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  • One good news si that China now can produce 100 million masks a day, so the lack of stock is no longer an issue.

    The authorities evenb announced that it has no intention to limit teh export of the masks to other countries which may require them.

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  • REGIME CHANGE is the solution:

    Strait Times: Coronavirus: Inevitable that Singapore will see Covid-19 deaths, says Health Minister Gan Kim Yong

    Looking forward to death of PAP.

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  • N.Jungne:

    WHO must learn how to count

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  • Harder Truths:

    I read in Australia some cunning people are selling used face masks to victims.

    https://au.yahoo.com/news/coronavirus-used-face-mask-operation-shut-down-by-thai-police-043352999.html

    This is very true in $G as well, since the FT have no conscience and will do exactly the same. So be careful.

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  • Wage for cleaners nurses:

    Their wages are too low for the sacrifice.

    Politicians get paid world highest.
    But they won’t die for you.

    Nurses are paid peanuts compared to greedy politicians.

    So, nurses and cleaners risk being infected and politicians won’t do their jobs and die for you. This means politicians are overpaid greedy pigs.

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