China Sends 25,000 Medical Personnel To Hubei As ‘War Time Conditions’ Take Effect

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China has sent 217 medical rescue groups totaling 25,633 personnel to Hubei province to fight the outbreak.

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NHC officials report an additional 4 deaths and 2,641 cases.

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Update (2200ET): China has sent 217 medical rescue groups totaling 25,633 medical rescue personnel to Hubei province, 20,374 of whom are from local areas, according to the Global Times. This exceeds the number sent to support the 2008 Wenchuan earthquake which killed over 80,000 people.
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Update (1900ET): The NHC has followed up the officials from Hubei with revised nation-wide figures.
Nationwide, officials reported another 4 deaths, and another 2,641 cases, bringing the nationwide total as of end of day Friday to 66,492.
CHINA HAD 143 DEATHS FROM CORONAVIRUS FEB. 14, STATEMENT SAYS
CHINA ADDS 2,641 NEW CONFIRMED CORONAVIRUS CASES ON FEB. 14
CHINA SAYS TOTAL CORONAVIRUS CASES RISE TO 66,492
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Update (1800ET): Here are the confirmed numbers out of Hubei for Feb. 14, Ying Yong’s first day as …
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