Mainland China reports 433 new coronavirus cases, 29 deaths on Feb 26

Remigio Civitarese
Febbraio 28, 2020

As the overall coronavirus toll in China increased to 2,744 with 78,497 confirmed cases, a Chinese health expert on Thursday said that the coronavirus outbreak would be "basically under control" in the country by the end of April.

On Thursday, China's National Health Commission said that it received reports of 433 new confirmed cases and 29 deaths on Wednesday from 31 provincial-level regions on the mainland. The coronavirus has infected much more than 80,000 men and women and killed virtually 2,800, the bulk in China.

According to the latest data from 31 provinces, there were 409 new confirmed cases in Hubei, of which 383 were registered in Wuhan, the epicentre of the outbreak.

A total of 32,495 people had been discharged from hospital after recovery including 23,200 in Hubei province.

The number of new confirmed coronavirus cases in Beijing on February 26 had jumped to 10 from zero the previous day.

Du Hangwei, deputy minister of public security, told a press conference Wednesday that masks and other products worth 174 million yuan ($24 million) had been seized and police had dealt with 22,000 criminal cases related to the virus epidemic.

The new conditions all stemmed from a assets administration company in Beijing's Chaoyang district, and experienced either been performing in the identical office environment or sharing the exact same dormitory, Pang mentioned. She also reiterated that people returning to Beijing must undergo a 14-day self quarantine before they're allowed to go back to work.

More than 40 nations and locations exterior mainland China have documented infections. The coronavirus has infected more than 80,000 people and killed almost 2,800, the majority in China.

"Though the virus was initial identified in China, it may perhaps not have originated from China", mentioned Zhong Nanshan, an 83-year-old epidemiologist.

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