There seem to be some signs of reprieve in the spread of the lethal coronavirus in mainland China as authorities reported a steady decline in spread rate the second consecutive day on Thursday.
This was as the Chinese media authoritatively reported that 1568 patients had recovered and discharged from hospital.
This was some news to cheer after the world was shocked by the death of the doctor that whistleblew on the virus last December.
Li Wenliang, 34, contacted the ailment treating other infected patients and lost the battle for his own life Thursday.
Mainland China 31203
Rest of Asia 204
North America 17
Rest of the world 7
Total – 31526
Deaths ,- 638
Recovered – 1568