Contagions from abroad, the so-called “imported” cases, continue to increase in China and accounted for 98 of the 108 new infections detected this Sunday in the Asian country, a new maximum since March, the National Health Commission reported today.
This figure represents an increase compared to the 97 “imported” (99 totals) from the previous day, which in turn had more than doubled the 46 total new infected with the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus that the health authorities reported last Saturday in your daily part.
The source detailed that, until last local midnight (16:00 GMT Sunday), two deaths had also been certified from the resulting COVID-19 pneumonia, both in the birthplace of the pandemic, the central-eastern city of Wuhan, China. which has already accumulated at least 2,579 deaths since the start of the outbreak.
As for the 10 “local” infections, three occurred in the southeast province of Canton, while the remaining 7 were located in Heilongjiang, bordering Russia and a new source of infection in China.
In particular, the Suifenhe border crossing – closed since last Wednesday, the same day that the city of 70,000 inhabitants was put into quarantine – has registered around 200 confirmed cases and more than 100 asymptomatic cases, the state agency said. from Xinhua News.
These are mostly Chinese residents of Russia who flew from Moscow to Vladivostok and crossed into their country by land via the nearby Suifenhe Pass.
Several medical teams have been dispatched to Suifenhe, and a new 600-bed provisional hospital was put into operation last Saturday to try to contain this outbreak, which has also left “local” contagions among the Chinese who were in contact with travelers from From Russia.
The “imported” infections are one of the major concerns of the Chinese health authorities, and a source of infections that, for the moment, Beijing – which since March 28 has not authorized the entry of foreign citizens into its territory – has failed brake.
According to today’s report, the number of patients cured and discharged was 88 in the last 24 hours, due to the 108 new infections registered, so the total number of “active” infected in the Asian country increased to 1,156, This is the second consecutive day of interruption in the continued trend of reducing the number of infected people in China.
Of these 1,156 “assets,” 121 are in serious condition, 74 of them in Wuhan.
Thus, the total number of infected diagnosed in China since the start of the pandemic is 82,160, among whom 3,341 people have perished and, for the moment, 77,663 people have been discharged after successfully overcoming the disease.
To date, 719,908 close contacts with the infected have been medically monitored, of which 9,655 are still under observation, and of these, 72 would be suspected cases of having infected the virus.
As for the asymptomatic infected, China registered 61 new cases in the latter part, bringing the total number of asymptomatic patients under observation to 1,064.
On March 12, the Chinese government declared that the peak of transmissions had come to an end in the Asian country.
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).