Wuhan’s Mayor Zhou Xianwang estimates 45% of the 2,800 people who are either suspected to be infected or placed under medical observation will turn into confirmed cases of the Wuhan coronavirus.
Wuhan currently has 618 confirmed cases, of whom 533 are still hospitalized, with 53 in critical condition. In Wuhan, there have been 45 deaths.
Zhou added that 2,209 suspected carriers of the virus are in hospital with 643 under medical observation.
Due to the Lunar New Year holiday and the outbreak, 5 million people have left Wuhan with 9 million still remaining in the city, according to Zhou.