Beijing.- Deaths from the COVID-19 coronavirus in China have increased in the last 24 hours by 143 people to 1,523 deaths, the National Health Commission reported today.According to the latest official data, 2,641 new cases were also reported, which brings the number of infected so far detected in China to 66,492.
Those killed by coronavirus in Hubei province, the focus of the epidemic, increased in the last 24 hours in 139 to 1,457 people killed there, the Provincial Health Commission of that central-eastern region reported. In Hubei, the epicenter of the outbreak, 2,420 new cases were also reported, bringing the cases detected so far in that province to 54,406. The number of new deaths in Hubei by COVID-19 – now the official name of the disease – offered today is higher than the previous day: yesterday, Friday, it was 116, while the new confirmed cases were 4,823.
Of the 139 deaths, 107 occurred in Hubei’s capital, Wuhan, which has been quarantined «de facto» since January 23. The National Health Commission reported today that 849 serious cases had been reported across the country over the same 24-hour period, while 1,373 people had been discharged after overcoming the disease. According to official data, more than 513,183 people who have been in close contact with the infected have been monitored for medical monitoring, of whom 169,039 remain under observation. To date, all but two deaths – in the Philippines and Hong Kong – have occurred in mainland China, and although thirty countries have cases diagnosed with Wuhan pneumonia or COVID-19, China is home to about 99% of those infected. 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 shortness of breath (difficulty breathing).
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