Recovered patients line up to be tested again at a hospital in Wuhan on Saturday. Researchers found unrecognised cases “can expose a far greater portion of the population to the virus than would otherwise occur”. Photo: AFP

Coronavirus: Unconfirmed cases may be behind rapid spread in China, researchers say

  • Study estimates that 86 per cent of infections went undiagnosed in the two weeks before Wuhan was locked down
  • Those people, who probably didn’t have severe symptoms, thought to have infected 79 per cent of documented cases
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Recovered patients line up to be tested again at a hospital in Wuhan on Saturday. Researchers found unrecognised cases “can expose a far greater portion of the population to the virus than would otherwise occur”. Photo: AFP
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