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Seven imported cases of coronavirus infection in China per day

Over the past day, the Chinese authorities have identified seven cases of the disease caused by the new coronavirus in the mainland of the country, all of them imported. This was announced on Thursday by the State Committee for Hygiene and Health of the People's Republic of China.

According to him, no deaths have been recorded over the past 24 hours. They have not been in the country since April 15 (except for cases added once as a result of an adjustment), the mortality rate is 5.45% (more than 4.6 thousand people died). There are 516 patients with coronavirus in local medical institutions (60 have recovered over the past day), 24 people have severe disease.

According to statistics, 93.93% of cases have been cured in mainland China. The number of people infected since December 2019 has exceeded 84.8 thousand, over the past seven days 139 cases have been detected (the dynamics of the decrease in the number of patients in hospitals over the week was about 4.6% per day). The epidemiological control authorities of the PRC successfully control the flow of passengers arriving from other countries. During the pandemic, they registered 2,346 infected people who arrived from abroad, of which 2,148 recovered.

In mainland China, the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region still occupies the first place in the number of cases in medical facilities (about 300 people, in the last four no new infected with symptoms have been identified). It is followed by Shanghai and southern Guangdong, where 75 and 28 patients are treated, respectively. On the territory of 13 administrative units out of 31 (the level of the province, autonomous region, or city of central subordination) there are no patients, in the rest (not counting the three above) there are from one to about 25 people.

Local authorities do not include in general statistics and since April 1, they mention asymptomatic carriers of the virus in a separate column. There are 352 of them in the PRC, including 22 cases registered over the past day. About 32% of the infected, belonging to this category and under constant supervision of doctors, were detected in Xinjiang, another 30% in Guangdong. Approximately 5% each — in the provinces of Fujian and Shandong (east), Sichuan (south-west), and Shaanxi (north-west): carriers of the virus from abroad periodically arrive there. In the central province of Hubei, where the first outbreak of the pandemic emerged eight months ago, not a single infected person remained without symptoms.

According to the committee, there are more than 16.3 thousand people in China who have been in close contact with infected and quarantined. A reduced level of threat of the spread of coronavirus has been introduced everywhere, with the exception of the city of Urumqi in Xinjiang, where the elimination of a local outbreak of the disease continues.

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