A fatal ‘unknown pneumonia’ that is deadlier than Coronavirus has reportedly broken out in Kazakhstan, Chinese officials have warned.
According to the warning issued by the embassy: “The death rate of this disease is much higher than the novel coronavirus. The country’s health departments are conducting comparative research into the pneumonia virus, but have yet to identify the virus.”
“Unknown pneumonia in Kazakhstan caused 1,772 deaths in the first six months of the year, including 628 people in June alone, including Chinese citizens, the embassy said in a statement.
“The fatality rate of the disease is much higher than COVID-19,” read the embassy’s statement.
“Health officials have recorded more than 32,000 cases of pneumonia between June 29 and July 5 alone, along with 451 deaths,” said Kazakhstan’s Health Ministry.
About 300 people diagnosed with pneumonia are being hospitalized every day,’ Saule Kisikova, the health care department chief in Kazakh capital Nur-Sultan, told state news agency Kazinform.
Meanwhile, there are 53,021 coronavirus cases and 264 deaths in Kazakhstan.