Figures show that people can recover from being seriously and even critically ill with the coronavirus. Photo: AP

Coronavirus recovery rates ‘promising’, infectious disease expert says

  • Small sample of people discharged from hospital after being infected shows people in serious and critical condition can be treated, Peking University specialist says
  • But more real-time data is needed to assess the true threat posed by the contagion, Japanese virology professor says
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Figures show that people can recover from being seriously and even critically ill with the coronavirus. Photo: AP
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Linda Lew

Linda Lew

Born in China and raised in New Zealand, Linda joined the Post as a reporter in 2018. Previously, she freelanced for Chinese technology media site TechNode. She holds bachelor's degrees in arts and commerce from the University of Auckland, and has a master's in global business journalism from Tsinghua University.