‘Pneumonia’ in Kazakhstan could also be Covid-19, says WHO

London, July 11

The emergencies chief of the World Health Organization (WHO) says the company believes an unexplained pneumonia outbreak in Kazakhstan is probably going because of the coronavirus.

Dr Michael Ryan says Kazakh authorities have reported greater than 10,000 lab-confirmed Covid-19 instances within the final week and just below 50,000 instances and 264 deaths as of Tuesday.

He stated many pneumonia instances had been prone to be Covid-19 and “simply haven’t been identified appropriately”. Ryan says the WHO was working with native authorities to evaluation X-rays and have a look at the sample of pneumonia instances to see in the event that they had been in step with Covid-19.

More than 12.59 million folks have been reported to be contaminated by the novel coronavirus globally and 5,60,026 have died. Infections have been reported in additional than 210 international locations and territories for the reason that first instances had been recognized in China in December. — AP

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