The National Health Commission of China said today that 49 patients in serious condition from COVID-19 pneumonia remain in the Asian country, the lowest number since the end of January.
Furthermore, health authorities reported that for the first time since the outbreak began, there are not a single one of these serious cases in the eastern central city of Wuhan, where 23 are “infected” and the first coronavirus infections were detected. SARS-CoV-2 at the end of last year.
The official source also indicated that, until last local midnight (16.00 GMT on Friday), 12 new cases had been registered (6 on the eve), 11 of which were from travelers from abroad, the so-called “imported” cases. .
The remaining case was a “local” infection diagnosed in the northeast province of Heilongjiang, where an outbreak of travelers from Russia has been detected in recent days, forcing the border closure.
Also, this is the tenth consecutive day in which the Chinese authorities place a zero in the box of new deaths from COVID-19, so the total number of deaths remains at 4,632, among the 82,816 officially diagnosed in China since the start of the pandemic.
The total number of cured and discharged is 77,346, and therefore the number of infected “active” in the Asian country is 838.
To date, 729,287 close contacts with the infected have been medically monitored, of which 8,493 are still under observation, and of these, 17 would be suspected cases of having infected the virus.
As for the asymptomatic infected, China registered 29 new cases in the latter part, placing the total of asymptomatic in observation at 983.
The symptoms of the new coronavirus are in many cases similar to those of a cold, but may be accompanied by fever and fatigue, dry cough and dyspnea (difficulty breathing).