Scientists from Hong Kong University have made public a report indicating that the Chinese city of Wuhan is likely to be home to more than 130,000 people infected with the Wuhan coronavirus, also known as 2019-nCoV.
The report was published in the prestigious medical journal, The Lancet. To identify how many individuals are likely to be suffering from the illness, the researchers used data on the number of cases exported from Wuhan to find the rate of infection for the disease. The scientists then applied that rate to the population exposed to the virus.
The researchers predicted that epidemics are growing exponentially now in multiple major cities of China, with a lag time behind Wuhan of about 1-2 weeks.… Read the rest