August 15, 2020

China does not register new confirmed cases of coronavirus a second time

China did not register any new confirmed cases of coronavirus on Thursday, nor any new suspected cases, the Asian giant’s National Health Commission reported on Friday.

On Wednesday, the health authority had diagnosed two nine infections with the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, both in travelers arriving from abroad, while on Tuesday it registered a single infection, also “imported” from abroad.

This is the second time that China has not detected new cases of coronavirus since the pandemic began; The first time was on May 23, although that day did register suspicious cases.

On the other hand, the authorities reported that, until last local midnight (16.00 GMT Thursday), 3 patients had been discharged, so the number of infected people in the Asian giant is 70, of the which 4 are in serious condition.

The total number of deaths from COVID-19 remains at 4,634, among the 82,995 infected officially diagnosed in China since the start of the pandemic, and of whom 78,281 successfully overcame the disease and were discharged.

To date, 744,228 close contacts with the infected have been medically followed up, of which 5,591 are still under observation, and of these five would be suspected cases of having been infected with the virus.

As for the asymptomatic infected, China registered 5 new cases in the latter part, which places the total number of people in these circumstances and under observation at 409.

In Hong Kong the cases are 1,066 with four deaths and in Taiwan a total of 441 cases and 7 deaths are recorded.

Since last March, China has witnessed a considerable drop in the transmission of new cases of the virus locally, after drastic measures to prevent and limit movements helped control the pandemic in many parts of the country.

However, since then the trickle of “imported” cases from abroad has continued, the vast majority of them related to Chinese returning to their country from others severely affected by the new coronavirus.


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