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Epidemic Characteristics of 2019-nCoV in China, Jan 23, 2020-Feb 11, 2020

13 Pages Posted: 25 Feb 2020

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Ruixue Huang

Central South University - Department of Occupational and Environmental Health

Li He

Central South University - Department of Occupational and Environmental Health

Pingkun Zhou

Beijing Institute of Radiation Medicine - Department of Radiobiology

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Abstract

The novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) outbreak in Wuhan city, Hunan Province, China in Dec 2019 and has rapidly spread to the other parts of China. It is important to know what has happened in this epidemic. We analyzed the epidemic curves of 2019-nCoV cases, in mainland China from Jan 23, 2020 to Feb 11, 2020. We found cumulative confirmed cases in this period increased in a fast speed in China. We also observed important disparities in cure ratio(%) and mortality across high-income and low-income areas. Finally, we observed important disparities in cure ratio (%) and mortality across seven regions. Effective prevention and control measures should be taken and the sustained transmission required full attention of public health.

Funding Statement: This study is supported by grants from the National Natural Science Foundations of China (Grant No. U1803124, 81530085, 31870847), the Natural Science Foundation of Hunan Province (Grant No. 2019JJ40396).

Declaration of Interests: The authors declare no conflicts of interest.

Ethics Approval Statement: The authors stated: "Not applicable."

Keywords: 2019-nCoV; epidemic

Suggested Citation

Huang, Ruixue and He, Li and Zhou, Pingkun, Epidemic Characteristics of 2019-nCoV in China, Jan 23, 2020-Feb 11, 2020 (2/13/2020). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3542179 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3542179

Ruixue Huang

Central South University - Department of Occupational and Environmental Health ( email )

Changsha
China

Li He

Central South University - Department of Occupational and Environmental Health ( email )

Changsha
China

Pingkun Zhou (Contact Author)

Beijing Institute of Radiation Medicine - Department of Radiobiology ( email )

Beijing
China

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