WUHAN, CHINA. (THECOUNT) — Liang Wudong, a retired Wuhan doctor who sprung into action to help treat patients suffering from coronavirus, has himself died – Nine days after contracting the deadly virus.

Wudong, 62, who had been treating patients at a hospital in Wuhan, died from the virus Saturday morning, according to state-run China Global Television Network.


Wudong, who was retired, but enlisted to help with the outbreak, died Saturday. It was also reported that another doctor, Jiang Jijun, had died from a “heart attack,” also while treating coronavirus infected patients.

It is unknown if Jijun, an infectious disease specialist, who treated bird flu and influenza A and tuberculosis outbreaks over the years, died as a result of coronavirus or from exhaustion, reports Vanguardngr.

Video released from the affected area showed “full scale of panic” inside Wuhan hospitals. The video showed crowded corridors, patients slumped on the floor and “screaming” could be heard.


Geo quick facts: Wuhan, the sprawling capital of Central China’s Hubei province, is a commercial center divided by the Yangtze and Han rivers. The city contains many lakes and parks, including expansive, picturesque East Lake. Nearby, the Hubei Provincial Museum displays relics from the Warring States period, including the Marquis Yi of Zeng’s coffin and bronze musical bells from his 5th-century B.C. tomb – wikipedia.