The huge jump came as local officials said they were changing the way they diagnose COVID-19 cases.In a statement, the Hubei health commission said it would now include cases that were “clinically diagnosed” in its official toll.This means lung imaging on suspected cases can be considered sufficient to diagnose the virus, rather than the standard nucleic acid tests.Of the dramatic jump in figures Thursday, it said the new classification accounted for 13,332 of the cases and just over half the new death toll.Hubei health commission said the change would mean patients could get treatment “as early as possible” and be “consistent” with the classification used in other provinces.It said it had made the change “as our understanding of pneumonia caused by the new coronavirus deepens, and as we accumulate experience in diagnosis and treatment”.Topics : The number of fatalities and new cases from China’s coronavirus outbreak soared on Thursday, with 242 more deaths and nearly 15,000 extra patients in hard-hit Hubei province as authorities changed their threshold for diagnosis.At least 1,355 people have now died nationwide and nearly 60,000 have been infected after Hubei’s health commission reported the new numbers.In its daily update, Hubei’s health commission confirmed another 14,840 new cases in the central province, where the outbreak emerged in December.
More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this homeless than 1 hour agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor7 hours agoUnfortunately the monkey didn’t stay with 37 Macquarie St, TeneriffeAs a result of the sale, the buyer of the house then offered their home at Palm Ave, Ascot for sale and it has broken the street record, achieving $8.3 million for the deal.When the former owners moved into the Teneriffe home, a joke about a zoo-like enclosure on the front lawn resulted in the landscaper delivering a truckload of fake animals including the giraffe. 37 Macquarie St, TeneriffeANIMALS lovers can breath a sign of relief as the new owners of the iconic giraffe house at Teneriffe have promised they will continue to house the animal.The 2.7 metre giraffe stands out of the front of the waterfront home at 37 Macquarie St, Teneriffe which has now sold for $5.1 million.Marketing agent Hamish Bowman of Ray White said the new owners had promised they would keep the giraffe which become a popular local attraction. The home at Ascot sold for $8.3 million.The owners also had a life-size horse, a monkey on a swing on the deck and a gorilla around the pool area. Palm Ave, Ascot. Plenty of passers by have stopped to do a selfie with the giraffe at Macquarie St, Teneriffe.The home has four bedrooms, a pool, cellar, rumpus and a kitchenette on the ground level.Mr Bowman sold the properties with Matt Lancashire.
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