China registers 2 new COVID-19 cases in 24 Hours, no people died â€“ Authorities
Beijing/Sputnik/UNI: China has registered two new cases of COVID-19 within the past 24 hours, with no people having died of the disease, the National Health Commission said on Thursday.
Both cases are imported ones and have been recorded in Shanghai and in the province of Fujian. The authorities also reported about 23 new asymptomatic cases.
“The National Health Commission received information about 82,995 confirmed cases of pneumonia caused by a new type of coronavirus from 31 provinces [regions and municipalities], including 73 currently ill people. 4,634 people have died, 78,288 have been discharged from hospitals,” the commission said in a statement.
The number of confirmed cases in Hong Kong stands at 1,066 people, with four patients having died and 1,034 more having been discharged from hospitals. Forty-five people have been infected with the disease in Macao, and all of them have already been released from medical facilities. The number of infected people in Taiwan amounts to 441, with seven of them having died and 419 others recovered.
The World Health Organization declared the COVID-19 outbreak a pandemic on March 11. To date, more than 5.6 million people have been infected with the coronavirus worldwide, with over 354,000 fatalities, according to Johns Hopkins University.