The number of fever patients in Central China's Wuhan has exceeded 10,000 each day, China's National Health Commission said at a press briefing on Tuesday.
A medical staff member transfers hospital beds at the First Affiliated Hospital of Zhejiang University's School of Medicine in Hangzhou, east China's Zhejiang Province, Jan. 27, 2020.(Photo: Xinhua)
At least 59 hospitals in Wuhan are equipped with fever clinics, with each receiving an average of over 170 fever patients a day, so the surge has resulted in long queues in some hospitals, officials said.
With diagnosis and treatment improving, the number of discharged patients will also grow. The treatment cycle for viral pneumonia is about two to three weeks. To ensure that cured patients infected with pneumonia caused by the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) are noninfectious, they will have to go through two virus detection tests and meet other standards before being released, officials added at the press briefing.
(Compiled by Han Xiaomeng)