China registered a single new case of contagion by coronavirus in the entire country on Friday corresponding to a traveler from abroad, which is the lowest growth recorded in the Asian country since the pandemic began, the National Health Commission reported today.
Twelve new infections had been registered yesterday, six from abroad and another six locally, compared to four that were detected on Thursday and 22 on Wednesday.
The commission reported that up to last local midnight (4pm GMT) two suspicious cases were recorded, both related to someone from abroad.
Likewise, he pointed out that 43 patients were discharged, 650 close contacts were no longer observed and a serious case was reduced.
There were no deaths in the whole country, while the number of active cases was reduced to 577 patients, 37 of them severe.
Those infected from abroad still in treatment stand at 464, seven of them serious, of the 1,671 that have been diagnosed.
The total number of cases detected in the country since the start of the pandemic rises to 82,875, of which 77,685 have been discharged and 4,633 have died.
733,733 close contacts of the infected have been tracked, of which 7,873 are still under medical observation.
In the province of Hubei, the focus of the pandemic, and in its capital Wuhan, no new contagion has been detected and there are no active cases.
As for the asymptomatic infected, China registered 20 new cases in the latter part, none from abroad, bringing the number of symptom-free cases to 989 that are still under medical observation.
In Hong Kong cases rise to 1,039 with four deaths and in Taiwan, which China considers a rebellious province, there are a total of 429 cases and 6 deaths.
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 (shortness of breath).