Wuhan Reports First New Covid-19 Case in Five Days

Caixin Global | Mar 25, 2020 at 8:44 PM
  • Wuhan’s five-day stretch with no new Covid-19 cases has been broken with the diagnosis of a 29-year-old gastroenterologist announced Tuesday, raising questions over whether the man may have been infected by someone without symptoms.
  • The infected doctor works at the People’s Hospital of Wuhan University, where investigators think he contracted the disease.
  • The absence of symptoms throughout the whole course of infection is what makes detecting such cases difficult, though contact tracing from diagnosed cases and screening of at risk groups such as health care workers can provide clues.