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30 key highlights from the Report of WHO-China Joint Mission on Coronavirus Disease 2019 (4)

(People's Daily Online)    14:41, March 03, 2020

16. Asymptomatic infection has been reported, but the majority of the relatively rare cases who are asymptomatic on the date of identification/report went on to develop disease.

17. The proportion of truly asymptomatic infections is unclear but appears to be relatively rare and does not appear to be a major driver of transmission.

Demographic characteristics

18. Individuals at highest risk for severe disease and death include people aged over 60 years and those with underlying conditions such as hypertension, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, chronic respiratory disease and cancer.

19. Disease in children appears to be relatively rare and mild with approximately 2.4% of the total reported cases reported amongst individuals aged under 19 years.

20.A very small proportion of those aged under 19 years have developed severe (2.5%) or critical disease (0.2%).


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