Expert predicts China’s coronavirus outbreak will soon plateau

China reported 98 more deaths from coronavirus on Tuesday, and 1,886 new infections, bringing the death toll in mainland China to 1,868 with more than 72,000 confirmed cases.

A widely-respected neurologist, Liu Zhiming, died despite a “full effort rescue,” according to the health commission in Wuhan, the city in Hubei province that is the epicenter of the outbreak.

Eight front-line health-care workers have now died from the flu-like virus.

Chinese pulmonologist Zhong Nanshan, who is heading a team of experts managing the outbreak, predicted the number of infections will peak by late February and plateau, with infections remaining high for a while before finally falling.

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