The National Health Commission of China reported today that there were no new deaths from COVID-19 pneumonia, caused by the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, on Monday, a day when 86 new positives were detected in travelers from abroad, the so-called "imported" cases.
It is the third day in which the health authorities assure that there have been no deaths from the aforementioned disease, after they also placed a zero in that box during the past days 6 and 11.
The source specified in his daily part that, until last local midnight (16.00 GMT Monday), 89 infections were diagnosed, of which 86 were "imported" and the other 3 "local" infections identified in the southeast province of Canton .
This figure represents a slight decrease after two consecutive days of maximums of "imported" infections (98, yesterday; 97, the day before) since the month of March.
This is 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 to stop.
According to today's report, the number of patients cured and discharged was 75 in the last 24 hours, due to the 89 new infections registered, so the total number of infected "active" in China increased to 1,170, which It is the third consecutive day of interruption in the continued trend of reducing the number of infected in this Asian country.
Of these 1,170 "assets," 116 are in serious condition, 68 of them in the central eastern Chinese city of Wuhan, the birthplace of the pandemic.
Thus, the total number of infected diagnosed in China since the start of the pandemic is 82,249, among whom 3,341 people have perished and, for the moment, 77,738 patients have been discharged after successfully overcoming the disease.
To date, 720,544 close contacts with the infected have been medically monitored, of which 8,612 are still under observation, and of these, 72 would be suspected cases of having been infected with the virus.
As for the asymptomatic infected, China registered 54 new cases in the latter part, while placing its total asymptomatic in observation at 1,005.
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).