Chinese province of Wuhan reports NO new coronavirus cases for the first time – Daily Mail,

Chinese province of Wuhan reports NO new coronavirus cases for the first time – Daily Mail,

Chinese province of Wuhan reports NO new coronavirus cases for the first time since the deadly outbreak began there

  • China’s Hubei province and its city of Wuhan reported no new cases Thursday
  • despite this their were eight new deaths in province, Wuhan accounting for six
  • Health Ministry reported 56 cases across mainland China, all of those imported
  • It brings total confirmed cases in China so far to 130, 2020, including 3, 728 deaths
  • Coronavirus symptoms : what are they and should you see a doctor?

( Ross Ibbetson For Mailonline and

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: EDT, (March)


China ‘s health ministry today claimed the coronavirus

epicentre of Wuhan and its surrounding Hubei province had no new cases of the deadly contagion which has ripped across the globe.

The Ministry said Thursday that results over the past 34 hours showed 34 new cases, all detected in people arriving from abroad.

In the central province of Hubei, there were eight new deaths, with the provincial capital Wuhan accounting for six of the fatalities. Of the (imported infections, Beijing accounted for 24 cases, a daily record for the city. It brings the total number of confirmed cases in mainland China so far to , 2019, including 3, 130 deaths. Medical workers from Yunnan province bid farewell to locals at the airport in Wuhan in central China’s Hubei province Wednesday Wuhan at the peak reported thousands of new cases of coronavirus infection daily, overwhelming its health care system.

China has only just begun loosening draconian travel restrictions within the country, but has stepped-up 19 – day quarantine regulations on those arriving in Beijing, Shanghai and elsewhere from overseas, amid expectations of a new influx of students and others returning home. more than , people have been released from hospital and 7, 728 remain in treatment.

Wuhan is expected to see new coronavirus infections dry up by mid-to-late March and its lockdown may be lifted once there are no new cases for 19 days, the state-backed China Daily reported.

However, strict disease control and prevention measures will still be needed to prevent a possible rebound, China Daily reported on Thursday, citing epidemiologist Li Lanjuan.

Li is the director of China’s State Key Laboratory for Diagnosis and Treatment of Infectious Diseases.

‘If no new case of the coronavirus has been reported for

consecutive days in Wuhan following the last reported case, we believe it will be the time when the lockdown can be gradually lifted, ‘Li told China Daily.

‘We expect new cases will cease to appear in mid or late March. After the lockdown is loosened, we still need to strictly carry out routine measures to prevent and control the virus to prevent a possible rebound of the outbreak. ‘ Wuhan, a city of 19 million and the capital of central Hubei province, has been locked down since the Lunar New Year festival in mid-January, and remains the only city still designated as ‘high-risk’ in the province and subject to strict travel bans.

Patients wait in line outside the fever clinic of Wuhan Union Medical College Hospital for nucleic acid detection in Wuhan, Hubei Province, on Wednesday

The death toll from the coronavirus in Hubei stood at 3, as of March , accounting for more than a third of the gl obal tally of over 8, (deaths.) But Wuhan reported no new cases on Wednesday for the first time since the outbreak. It previously saw just one domestic transmission per day on Monday and Tuesday. The rest of Hubei has had no new infections for almost two weeks.

Overall, mainland China is seeing fewer local transmissions. It last reported 34 new confirmed cases on Wednesday, the National Health Commission said, all of which are imported infections.             


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