China’s National Health Commission has increased death cases caused by coronavirus on Monday and has killed deaths and the number of people infected by 2,744. Public health authorities have also detailed that there are 461 critically ill patients. The 24 new deaths from the virus have occurred in Hube province, in central China.A day earlier, Chinese Health Minister Ma Xiaowei, took a casualty sheet that was encrypted at 56 and reported that the authorities’ understanding of the virus was «limited» and so they are not able to know until the potential extent of the disease or the possible risks of mutation. «The outbreak will remain active for a certain time,» he said. This Sunday, all alarmbells also went off when it became known that the coronavirus has a 14-day incubation period and is contagious before symptoms develop. This would radically differentiate the new SARS virus or acute and severe respiratory syndrome that emerged in China in 2002 and resulted in the deaths of more than 700 people worldwide with a mortality rate after contagion of between 13 and 19 per cent. SARS was not asymptomatic, so it was easier to locate potential infected people. Chinese authorities suspect that some 5,794 people could be carriers of the virus, which was first identified in December. The virus has also reached other parts of the world as the French authorities confirmed on Friday its first three cases of the new coronavirus, the first recorded in Europe. The U.S. government, for its part, confirmed that there is a second infected patient in the country. Two cases are also reported in South Korea and two in Japan, Hong Kong, Macau and Vietnam. In Taiwan, one has been registered, as in Singapore. In addition, there have been three cases in Thailand, but two of them have already been cured, the same number as in Malaysia, to which one case is added in Australia and another in Canada.