Published time: 03 April 2020
Authors: Jing Huang, Fangkun Liu, Ziwei Teng, Jindong Chen, Jingping Zhao, Xiaoping Wang, Renrong Wu
Keywords: COVID-19, SARS-CoV-2, serial testing
The outbreak of the 2019 novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) infection in Wuhan has rapidly and widely spread nationwide and other countries, which caused an exponential increase in patients with infection. As of Mar 23, 2020, the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 infection rose to 81,171 in Chinese mainland, including 3,277 deaths and 1,573 patients in critical condition. With the national fight to combat the COVID-19 outbreak of 50 days after Wuhan was sealed off, the confirmed cases in China including Hubei province continued to decline, suspected cases nationwide have also dropped sharply. However, the cases of infection in other countries is still rising, with a rapid increase in Europe especially in Italy and other parts of the world. 302,704 confirmed patients and 28,342 deaths have been reported countries outside of China so far.
Care for the psychological status of frontline medical staff fighting against COVID-19