Seven Wuhan virus patients die, seven more infected

China | 24 Mar 2020 2:36 pm

Four more people, including one in the Hubei provincial capital Wuhan, the ground zero for the coronavirus, were reported on Monday, disrupting positive signs that homegrown infections are grinding to a halt in many regions, China Daily reports. 

Regions outside Wuhan in Hubei, however, have not reported further infections for 19 days in a row. 

The number of people infected on the Chinese mainland grew  by 78 on Monday to 81,171, according to the commission. 

As of Monday at midnight, of 3,277 people have died in the Chinese mainland. Seven of the deaths occurred on Monday. All additional fatalities were reported in Wuhan, as data released by the commission today shows. 

With 35 suspected cases reported on Monday, the number of such cases in the Chinese mainland now totals 132. 

The backlog of treating the infected further reduced on Monday. 

Another 176 people exhibiting serious symptoms were released from intensive care, bringing the number of such patients down to 1,573. With 456 infected patients discharged from hospitals, 4,735 patients are still being hospitalized. 

Among the 69,1185 traced as close contacts with the infected, 12,077 are still under medical observation.-Photo: China Daily


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