Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Coronavirus: Good news! Newborn baby beats bug, vaccine on way and Italy cases slow

Scientists have reportedly found a coronavirus antibody while India has already been successfully treating patients, the world's youngest victim is 'recovering' and China has closed its last virus hospital while Italy's cases are slowing.

A few pieces of good news are starting to come out across the world in the fight against the potentially deadly Covid-19 infection, following travel bans, lockdowns and mass self-isolations.

More than 198,000 people have been confirmed as contaminated by the disease which has killed nearly 8,000 since December, but there does appear to be some hope on the horizon.

Over 82,760 people have successfully recovered worldwide and in mainland China, where the highly-infectious disease originated, only 13 new cases were confirmed by officials on Tuesday. Just one of those was a domestic transmission.

And despite the death toll in Italy - the world's second biggest hotspot - continuing to skyrocket, the confirmed cases are now slowing.

Cases are also declining in South Korea - just 74 yesterday, a significant drop from 909 at its peak just over two weeks ago.

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