Post viral on Social Media reports about the Wuhan coronavirus; Many patients with coronavirus have already made full recoveries

Multiple Fake news claims-: Post viral on Social Media reports about the Wuhan coronavirus; Many patients with coronavirus have already made full recoveries

The Wuhan coronavirus seems to have a low fatality rate, and most patients make full recoveries.

Many patients with coronavirus have already made full recoveries. According to Chinese officials, most of those who've died were elderly or had other ailments that compromised their immune systems.


Experts say that for the most part, global panic over the Wuhan coronavirus is unproductive and unwarranted: The public should take precautions to avoid getting sick, but the most effective preventative measures are everyday actions like increased handwashing and not touching your face.

Facts Check Verdict: False / Fake / not true / Fake news / Hoax

News Verification:  The news report that Wuhan coronavirus has a low fatality rate has no caretakers for the words spoken on Social Media, as there is no one who wants to be responsible for the fake claims.

There have been a post on Social media on the discharge of Patients from the hospitals and camps in Wuhan, however, there is no official statement made by any organization or hospital claiming Wuhan coronavirus has a low fatality rate.

As per, BEIJING, Jan. 30, 2020 (Xinhua) -- Li Ang (L, front), head of the Beijing Ditan Hospital, sends the Chinese character "Fu", which means good fortune, to Wang Guangfa (R, front), head of the Department of Pulmonary Medicine at Peking University First Hospital, in Beijing, capital of China, Jan. 30, 2020. Wang has been cured and discharged from the hospital. He was the fifth coronavirus-infected patient that was cured in Beijing.

Here's what we know so far about the 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV):

- The new coronavirus has a mortality rate of 2.1 percent, much lower than the nearly 10 percent of the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) in 2002-2003, which claimed the lives of some 800 people

- Over 97 percent of new coronavirus victims came from the Chinese central province of Hubei, where a market that sold wild animals in the capital city Wuhan, is believed to be the epicenter of the epidemic.

People who show symptoms of the new coronavirus cause the majority of the virus to spread. 

Frequent hand washing, practicing cough etiquette, maintaining distance from those who are coughing, sneezing and have a fever, and avoiding consumption of raw or undercooked animal products are recommended in preventing contraction of the new coronavirus.


The Philippines reported, a 38-year-old female tourist from Wuhan City in China – the epicenter of the global novel coronavirus contagion – was the first confirmed case of nCoV infection in the Philippines, the Department of Health (DOH)

There are no news reports showing as novel coronavirus having low fatality.

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