Coronavirus cases rise as experts warn ‘fake news’ could make outbreak worse – By Ian Collier (SKY News) / Feb 14 2020
Researchers say the rise of “fake news” could make disease outbreaks such as the COVID-19 epidemic worse.
China’s Hubei province says there have been thousands of new cases of the coronavirus as experts warned drastic measures to stop its spread have been “too little, too late”.
There is now a total of 64,441 suspected and confirmed cases of COVID-19, the disease which is caused by the coronavirus, worldwide.
Of these cases, 63,859 are in mainland China. There have been 1,383 deaths from COVID-19.
The figures have been collated by Johns Hopkins University’s Center for Systems Science and Engineering.
Adam Kamradt-Scott, an infectious diseases expert at the University of Sydney, said the figures show drastic measures implemented by China to stop the spread of the coronavirus “appear to have been too little, too late”.