A new diagnostic method has led the Chinese province at the epicenter of a coronavirus outbreak to report a record rise in deaths and thousands of more cases on Thursday. The central province of Hubei had previously only allowed infections to be confirmed by RNA tests, which can take days to process. RNA, or ribonucleic acid, carries genetic information that enables the identification of organisms such as viruses. But it has begun using quicker computerized tomography (CT) scans, which reveal lung infections, to confirm virus cases, health officials said. Here are the comments of some experts on the significance of the jump in numbers. DR. EYAL LESHEM, CLINICAL ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR, TEL AVIV UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF MEDICINE, ISRAEL: “I think the other very new issue that’s going to be very hot is that China is changing case definition. “The Chinese added the suspected cases to the count and I […]