Aug, 2020 - By
Wuhan, the start point and once an epicenter of novel coronavirus or COVID-19 outbreak, had a population of 11 million in 2019. It is the most populous city in Central China.
Wuhan is the capital city of Hubei province. Hubei is a hub for many things in China and hence is among the leading provinces in China. Its population was estimated to be around 60 million in 2019. 60% of this population in Hubei stays in urban areas.
Hubei contributes largely to China’s growth.
With Hubei being an important destination, especially Wuhan, it is obviously expected to be an attractive destination for economy business, and tourism.
There are 10,152 health institutions (excluding village clinic), 995 hospitals, and 201,300 beds in Hubei province. Besides, during the outbreak, there were two new hospitals established in Wuhan to combat this disease. This increased the patient handling capacity further to more than 50,000 in Wuhan itself.
The recent developments and figures related to COVID-19 explained by the Chinese Government have been difficult to digest. This information can be further evaluated and cemented when we compare the population, total confirmed COVID-19 cases, the date of first confirmed case, and date of lockdown for China, the U.S., and Italy.
2,547 deaths were reported in Wuhan due to COVID-19. This is 80% of total deaths reported in China.
The above data clearly indicates, that U.S. will be severely impacted by coronavirus owing to their late and ineffective response to this pandemic. However, if we consider the difference in days of first confirmed case of COVID-19 and the lockdown date, between China and Italy, it is the same i.e. 23-24 days. Also, the population of Hubei and Italy is almost the same. Yet, the number of cases in Hubei, infect overall China, is far less than Italy.
Considering all the above factors and using correlation statistical analysis, it could be estimated that the number of COVID-19 cases in China could be around 500,000. It may be even more than that. Some analysts even estimate this figure to be in millions. Well, let’s hope that this is not true.
The event also leads to many conspiracies and theories associated with this novel Coronavirus-19, from China.
Whether these are rumors or reality cannot be known or proved until the Chinese president Mr. Xi Jinping discloses the facts about this touted World War-III.
Sources: National Bureau of Statistics of China, Hubei Provincial People’s Government, India Today, Coherent Market Insights
Principle Consultant – Healthcare,
Coherent Market Insights
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