Chinese officials have raised an alarm as an ‘unknown pneumonia’ that is deadlier than coronavirus breaks out in Kazakhstan.
A statement released by the embassy stated that the death rate of the new disease is much higher than the dreaded coronavirus disease.
”Unknown pneumonia in Kazakhstan has caused 1,772 deaths in the first six months of the year, has affected 628 people in June alone, including Chinese citizens.
“The country’s health departments are conducting comparative research into the pneumonia virus, but are yet to identify the virus.
“The fatality rate of the disease is much higher than the coronavirus disease,” read the statement read.
“About 300 people diagnosed with pneumonia are being hospitalized every day,” it added.
Meanwhile, there are 53,021 coronavirus cases and 264 deaths in Kazakhstan.