Coronavirus infection epidemic reaches its peak in the second half of February, experts claim

February 11, 2020  22:29

The 2019-nCoV coronavirus epidemic will peak in the second half of February, said experts at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.

They view based on the method of mathematical modeling (information on the distribution of coronavirus that caused the SARS epidemic in 2002-2003 and data on the current situation were taken into account).

Nearly 500,000 people will be infected, until the end of the outbreak, said scientists.

According to recent data, the death toll has reached 1018, with 108 new deaths recorded in the last day. The total number of infected is 43 101, of which 7345 (19%) are in serious or critical condition.

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