Monday, April 13, 2020

China is back with fresh cases, country reports 100 new cases in 24 hours

Beijing: China has reported 99 new coronavirus cases, the highest in a single day in recent weeks, and 63 fresh asymptomatic infections, taking the total number of patients in the country to 82,052, health officials said here on Saturday, amid concerns about a second wave of the pandemic.

According to China's National Health Commission (NHC), as of Saturday, a total of 1,280 imported cases were reported in China.
Of the cases, 481 had been discharged from hospitals after recovery, and 799 were being treated with 36 in severe condition. It said 99 new confirmed COVID-19 cases were reported on the Chinese mainland on Saturday, of which 97 were from people returning from abroad.
Also on Saturday, 63 new asymptomatic cases, including 12 from abroad, were reported on the mainland. The NHC said 1,086 asymptomatic cases, including 332 from abroad, were still under medical observation.
Asymptomatic cases refer to people who are tested positive for the coronavirus but develop no symptoms such as fever, cough or sore throat. They are infectious and pose a risk of spreading to others.
The increase in COVID-19 cases after the virus was curbed in its epicentre Hubei province and its capital Wuhan has become a source of concern especially when China has permitted normal activities all over the country.
On Saturday Mi Feng, a spokesperson of the NHC, asked the public to strengthen protective measures and avoid gatherings after cluster infections of the coronavirus were reported in some parts of the country.
Noting that cluster infections have been reported in some parts of the country, Mi urged the public to strengthen protective measures and avoid gatherings, state-run Xinhua news agency reported.
The coronavirus cases are on the rise as hundreds of Chinese nationals held up in different countries where the COVID-19 outbreak is prevalent have returned home with the help of Chinese government.
Those returnees are being screened before shifting them to 14-day quarantine facilities. The NHC said the overall death toll remained at 3,339 in the country with no new fatalities reported on Saturday.
Two new domestically transmitted cases were also reported, both in Heilongjiang Province bordering Russia, it said. Saturday also saw 49 new suspected cases, all imported ones, reported on the mainland.

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