China registers 42 local infections among the 72 new cases of coronavirus

China registers 42 local infections among the 72 new cases of coronavirus

The National Health Commission of China announced today the detection of 72 new positives of the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 this Monday, of which 42 were produced by local contagion in the southeastern province of Fujian, the focus of a small outbreak detected two weeks ago.

The remaining 30 cases were diagnosed in foreign travelers in the municipality of Shanghai (east, 6) and in the provinces of Yunnan (south, 12), Jiangsu (east, 3), Canton (southeast, 3), Heilongjiang ( northeast, 2), Zhejiang (east, 2) and Fujian (southeast, 2).

The data represents a slight increase compared to the 49 cases announced the previous day.

Health authorities also reported today the detection of 13 new asymptomatic infections (all “imported”), although Beijing does not count them as confirmed cases unless they manifest symptoms.

The total of this type of infections under observation is 349, of which 340 come from other territories.

Likewise, the National Health Commission detailed that, until last local midnight (16.00 GMT on Monday), 34 patients were discharged after successfully overcoming the covid, while 2 entered a serious state.

Thus, the total number of active infected in mainland China stood at 980, 12 of which are serious.

According to the institution’s accounts, 95,810 people have been infected in the country since the beginning of the pandemic, among whom 90,194 have managed to heal and 4,636 died.

To date, 1,180,972 close contacts with infected people have been followed up, of which 16,206 are still under observation.

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