HealthDay Reports: A Study Shows China's Controls May Have Headed Off 700,000 COVID-19 Cases
A new study took a look at how well China's COVID-19 controls worked and how starting those controls early prevented the virus from spreading to other cities in the country.
WEDNESDAY, April 8, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Extensive controls imposed early in China's coronavirus outbreak may have prevented hundreds of thousands of infections, a new study suggests.
Researchers analyzed the movements of people out of Wuhan (where the virus was first detected), the types and timing of controls across China, and COVID-19 cases reported each day in every city.
The conclusion: Controls imposed during the China outbreak's first 50 days may have delayed spread of the virus to other cities by several days, preventing more than 700,000 infections across the country.