China reports 4,010 new cases of covid and one death from the disease

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China notifica 4.010 nuevos casos de covid y un fallecido por la enfermedad

The National Health Commission of China reported today the detection of 4,010 new positives for the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus the day before, 3,927 of them due to local contagion in places such as Canton (southeast, 1,791), Beijing (509), Chongqing (central , 409), Shanxi (center, 247) or Sichuan (south, 194). The agency also added two people to the box of deaths from covid, bringing the total number of deaths from the disease to 5,232. The health authorities also reported today the detection of 27,646 asymptomatic cases, 27,517 due to local contagion, although Beijing does not count them as confirmed cases unless they show symptoms. The total of this type of infections under observation is 263,010, of which 1,302 come from other territories. The remaining 83 symptomatic cases were found among travelers from abroad at various points of entry into the country. China, which applies a severe policy of "zero tolerance" towards the new coronavirus, it has suffered waves of outbreaks in recent months attributed to the omicron variant that have caused record numbers of infections not seen since the start of the pandemic in the first half of 2020. The National Health Commission also detailed that, Until last local midnight (16:00 GMT on Wednesday), 1,826 patients were discharged after successfully overcoming covid. The total number of active infected with symptoms in mainland China amounts to 26,813, 116 of which are serious. According to the institution’s accounts, since the start of the pandemic, 297,516 people have been infected in the country and 5,232 have died, although the total number of infected excludes those who are asymptomatic. To date, medical follow-up has been carried out on more than 10.9 million close contacts with infected people, of which more than 1.4 million continue under observation.

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