New coronavirus infections rebounded in China on Saturday, reaching 30 cases, of which 25 were detected in people arriving from abroad, while three new deaths occurred, the National Health Commission reported today.
The five cases of contagion at the local level were recorded in the southern province of Guangzhou and the deaths were all in the province of Hubei, the focus of the pandemic.
The previous day, 19 new cases had been counted throughout the country, of which 18 were “imported”.
29 cases from abroad were announced on Friday and 35 on Thursday, as well as on Wednesday.
As of midnight Saturday, there were 11 new suspected cases from abroad, while 213 patients were discharged and 36 people were no longer serious.
The total number of “imported” cases registered in the country rises to 913, of which 216 have already been discharged and none of them has died.
The number of confirmed cases in China rises to 81,669, of which 76,964 have been discharged and 3,329 have died.
1,376 cases remain active, 295 of them in serious condition, while 17,436 contacts close to those infected are still under medical observation.
No new cases were recorded in Hubei, although the only three new deaths were recorded, all in the capital Wuhan.
Regarding asymptomatic patients, 47 new cases were detected, 16 of them from abroad.
In total, there are 1,024 cases of asymptomatic infections under observation, of which 244 “imported”.
In Hong Kong, confirmed cases rose to 1,261 and deaths to four, while in Taiwan, which China considers a rebellious province, there are 355 infected and five deaths.
On March 12, the Chinese government declared that the peak of transmissions had come to an end in the Asian country and on April 8, the quarantine is expected to be lifted in the city of Wuhan, where the outbreak began, which then spread to the world.
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).