The numbers of new infections of the covid in China They were reduced after five days of consecutive increases after the National Health Commission reported today 37,828 cases detected the day before, of which 33,540 (88.6%) are asymptomatic according to the institution’s standards.
Among the 4,288 symptomatic cases, the vast majority (4,236) were caused by local transmission within the country’s borders, with a special incidence in areas such as Canton (southeast, 1,518 infections), Beijing (1,282) or Shanxi (center, 185).
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These three areas, together with Chongqing (center), also accumulated more than half of the new asymptomatic cases registered in the country, although it should be remembered that the health authorities do not include them in their balance of confirmed cases unless they begin to manifest the symptoms. required symptoms.
The Commission also indicated that 52 of the symptomatic cases and 164 of the asymptomatic cases were detected in travelers coming from abroad.
Throughout the country there are more than 376,000 people isolated under medical observation for being asymptomatic carriers of the virus, among which around 1,700 come from other territories.
China, which applies a severe “zero tolerance” policy towards the new coronavirus, 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, throughout Tuesday, more than 2,639 patients were discharged after successfully overcoming covid.
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The number of active infected with symptoms in mainland China now stands at 35,616, 100 of whom are in serious condition.
According to the institution’s accounts, since the start of the pandemic the country has registered a total of 319,536 infections – a figure that excludes asymptomatic people – and 5,233 deaths.
To date, some 12.7 million close contacts with infected people have been medically monitored, of which more than 2 million remain under quarantine.
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