Beijing, Apr 26 (efe-epa).- The Chinese National Health Commission reported today that there are a total of 12 patients infected with the novel coronavirus in the city of Wuhan, the origin of the pandemic.
Health authorities said that, until Sunday midnight (16.00 GMT Saturday), 11 people had been discharged after overcoming the infection in Wuhan, capital of the central-eastern province of Hubei, making the total number of “active” infections both in the city and throughout Hubei 12.
In addition, since Friday, the city has not had a single patient in serious condition, the number of which is 51 throughout China.
According to the source, the Asian country diagnosed 11 new cases in its territory in the last 24 hours, five of which in travelers from abroad – the so-called “imported” cases.
Of the remaining six cases, “local” infections, five were diagnosed in the northeastern province of Heilongjiang, where an outbreak of travelers from Russia has been detected in recent days, forcing a border closure. The other was in the southeast province of Guangzhou.
It is also the 11th consecutive day in which no fatalities were registered, so the total number of deaths remains at 4,632, among the 82,827 officially diagnosed cases in China since the start of the pandemic.
The total number of cured and discharged is 77,394, and therefore the number of “active” infections in the country is 801.
To date, 729,885 close contacts with the infected have been medically followed up, of which 8,308 are still under observation, and of these, 12 would be suspected cases.
As for the asymptomatic infections, China registered 30 new such cases, bringing the total number of such patients under observation to 1,000.
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). EFE-EPA