Published: Sat, February 15, 2020
Markets | By Otis Pena

China reports 2641 new confirmed cases of coronavirus infection, 143 new deaths

China reports 2641 new confirmed cases of coronavirus infection, 143 new deaths

Chinese health authority on Saturday said it received reports of 2,641 new confirmed cases of novel coronavirus infection and 143 deaths on Friday from 31 provincial-level regions and the Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps.

Nine temporary hospitals with more than 6,960 beds have opened in China's Hubei province to treat patients infected with the coronavirus, a senior official with the National Health Commission (NHC) said on Saturday.

A top Chinese health official said efforts to prevent and control the virus outbreak reached its most crucial stage as the virus epicentre Hubei province continues to grapple with growing fatalities over a month after the virus outbreak even though the cases began dropping in rest of China.

The total number of confirmed cases in the country now stands at 66,492, according to a notice from China's National Health Commission.

Dr. Yazdan Yazdanpanah, head of Bichat's infectious diseases unit, said the man had visited two French hospitals but because he "didn't fulfill the definition" of someone at risk of having the virus, the hospitals decided it was unnecessary to test him.

Furthermore, he said, it will be important to review which type of information is needed so that the world can use this window of opportunity to prepare health systems and workers for possible outbreaks.

Authorities have announced measures to try to curb new infections as millions of workers crowd into planes, trains and buses to return to densely populated cities.

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Beijing's municipal government enacted a rule on Friday requiring all people coming to the capital to quarantine themselves for 14 days, warning that violators would be punished, according to official media.

COVID-19, a disease stemming from a new form of coronavirus, has spread to more than 24 countries since December, when the first infections appeared in central China. "We don't know how much time".

The 80-year-old Chinese tourist who died in France was hospitalized January 25 with a lung infection, according to Health Minister Agnes Buzyn. Six patients remain hospitalized in a stable condition, while four have recovered, said the minister.

The number of trade fairs, sports events and industry conferences in China and overseas that have been affected by the spread of the virus continued to increase.

China has witnessed a decline in the number of diagnoses of the virus over the past 10 days. It said they were treating 5,606 patients with mild symptoms.

He said the epidemic has presented a "severe challenge" to China's economy growth but said it was well positioned to rebound.

The number, however, was nearly half those reported the previous day, and World Health Organization (WHO) chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said the body has asked China for details on how diagnoses were being made.

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