China detects 11 local infections in the outbreak on its border with Burma

China detects 11 local infections in the outbreak on its border with Burma

Shanghai .- The Chinese health authorities reported on Wednesday of the detection on Wednesday of 24 new cases of covid in the country, of which 11 were caused by local contagion in the southern province of Yunnan, on the border with Burma and the site of the last regrowth registered in the Asian giant.

In that region, 76 local infections have already been detected since last week, when an outbreak was declared in the border town of Ruili, in which a testing campaign has begun on its entire population, of some 300,000 inhabitants.

The other 13 new cases announced today are “imported”, that is, travelers arriving from other countries, and were detected in Shanghai (east, 9), Inner Mongolia (north, 1), Jiangsu (east, 1), Guangzhou ( southeast, 1), Shaanxi (center, 1).

In addition, the health authorities also reported today the detection of 6 new asymptomatic infections (one, by local contagion in Yunnan province), although Beijing does not include them as confirmed cases unless they manifest symptoms.

The total of this type of infections under observation is 291, of which 266 are “imported.”

Likewise, the National Health Commission detailed that, until last local midnight (16:00 GMT on Wednesday), 9 patients were discharged after successfully overcoming covid-19.

Thus, the total number of active infected in mainland China stood at 263, of which 2 remain in serious condition.

The institution pointed out that, since the beginning of the pandemic, 90,365 people have been infected in the country, among whom 85,466 have managed to heal and 4,636 have died.

To date, 994,852 close contacts with infected people have been followed up, of which 7,423 are still under observation.

Meanwhile, in the semi-autonomous region of Hong Kong, the authorities detected 8 new infections, bringing the total to 11,540, with 205 deaths from covid since the start of the pandemic.

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