People in Wuhan are out and about wearing masks on September 27, 2020. A new study by Chinese data scientists say in the early days of the outbreak in Wuhan, the virus reproduction number was 7.9. Photo: AFP People in Wuhan are out and about wearing masks on September 27, 2020. A new study by Chinese data scientists say in the early days of the outbreak in Wuhan, the virus reproduction number was 7.9. Photo: AFP
People in Wuhan are out and about wearing masks on September 27, 2020. A new study by Chinese data scientists say in the early days of the outbreak in Wuhan, the virus reproduction number was 7.9. Photo: AFP

Coronavirus: infection rate in US and Wuhan higher than previously thought

  • Modelling by Chinese data scientists finds the basic reproduction number around 8 for earliest outbreak in China and in recent months in America
  • Team suggests transmission in hospitals is different from those in the community

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
People in Wuhan are out and about wearing masks on September 27, 2020. A new study by Chinese data scientists say in the early days of the outbreak in Wuhan, the virus reproduction number was 7.9. Photo: AFP People in Wuhan are out and about wearing masks on September 27, 2020. A new study by Chinese data scientists say in the early days of the outbreak in Wuhan, the virus reproduction number was 7.9. Photo: AFP
People in Wuhan are out and about wearing masks on September 27, 2020. A new study by Chinese data scientists say in the early days of the outbreak in Wuhan, the virus reproduction number was 7.9. Photo: AFP
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