New data has emerged that over 70,000 out of the 127,000 coronavirus infected patients have recovered from it despite the widespread panic.
Data from John Hopkins University shows that more than 70,000 people have recovered from the virus so far. The World Health Organization says those that experience mild illness typically recover from the illness in about two weeks. Those who experience a more severe illness could take up to six weeks to recover.
In China, more than 50,000 of the nearly 81,000 infected have recovered from the virus. This includes around 49,000 in the Hubei province. About 1,000 people out of the 12,000 infected cases in Italy have recovered.
Despite these positive statistics, the main focus has been more on the number of deaths reported so far which has now surpassed 4,700. The coronavirus has especially been threatening for older adults with underlying health conditions.
WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said that early action can slow down the virus and prevent infections. He added that most of those who are infected will recover.
“We need to remember that with decisive, early action, we can slow down the virus and prevent infections. Among those who are infected, most will recover” – Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus