A passenger wearing a protective mask arrives at a railway station in Wuhan on the first day inbound train services resumed following the coronavirus outbreak. Photo: Reuters

China’s initial coronavirus outbreak in Wuhan spread twice as fast as we thought, new study suggests

  • Each carrier was infecting 5.7 people on average, according to US researchers, who say previous estimate had used incomplete data
  • Latest data based on cases whose origin could be traced more clearly, in provinces that had test kits and ample health care capacity
Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
A passenger wearing a protective mask arrives at a railway station in Wuhan on the first day inbound train services resumed following the coronavirus outbreak. Photo: Reuters
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