The National Health Commission of China announced today the detection of 77 new positives of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus this Wednesday, 69 of them due to local contagion in the provinces of Zhejiang (east, 56) , Canton (southeast, 6), Shaanxi (center, 4), Inner Mongolia (north, 2) and Anhui (east, 1).
The remaining 8 cases were found among travelers from abroad in Fujian (southeast, 3), Shanghai (east, 2), Hubei (center, 1), Yunnan (south, 1) and Shaanxi (center, 1).
The health authorities also reported today the detection of 20 asymptomatic cases, 1 by local contagion and 19 from abroad, although Beijing does not count them as confirmed cases unless they manifest symptoms.
The total of this type of infections under observation is 459, of which 414 come from other territories.
The National Health Commission also detailed that, until last local midnight (16:00 GMT on Wednesday), 31 patients were discharged after successfully overcoming the covid.
The total number of active infected in mainland China amounts to 1,506, 14 of which are serious.
According to the institution’s accounts, since the beginning of the pandemic, 100,000 people have been infected in the country, among whom 93,858 have managed to heal and 4,636 died.To date, 1,373,829 close contacts with infected people have been followed up, of which 52,158 remain under observation.