There are roughly some 128,000 people who have been infected by the coronavirus worldwide as at March 13, 2020.
There have been more than 4,700 deaths across the world but significant number of patients have recovered, according to experts.
In China alone officials say over 36,117 patients infected with the novel coronavirus had been discharged from hospitals.
Over 78,824 confirmed cases had been reported in 31 provincial-level regions on Chinese mainland.
But China appears to be recovery slowly from the outbreak as more patients recover and rate of new infections slowing.
In Africa some patients have already recovered in countries like Egypt and Nigeria.
These emerging details give hope that despite the deadly state of the virus, proper preparedness and treatment could help patients recover faster.
— Isaac Kaledzi (@IsaacKaledzi) March 13, 2020
Coronavirus continues to spread though outside China with many countries now recorded their first cases.
Victims of coronavirus often suffer from respiratory illness and this new strain of coronavirus was not previously identified in humans.
The virus is a global public health emergency, according to the World Health Organisation which declared the virus a global pandemic.
WHO advises that people stay at home if they begin to feel unwell, even with mild symptoms such as headache and a slight runny nose, until they recover.
Avoiding contact with others and visits to medical facilities will allow these facilities to operate more effectively and help protect people and others from possible COVID-19 and other viruses.
Whenever there’s an outbreak of a disease, misinformation and rumours can spread faster than the virus itself and it can be just as dangerous.
— World Health Organization Western Pacific (@WHOWPRO) March 10, 2020