The National Health Commission of China announced this Thursday the detection of 48 new positives for the SARS-CoV-coronavirus.2 this Wednesday, thirteen of them by local contagion in ShanghaiBeijing and Inner Mongolia.
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Health authorities also reported the detection of 87 asymptomatic cases, 18 by 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 1,262, dand those that 531 come from other territories.
The remaining 35 cases were found among travelers from abroad at various points of entry into the country.
China, which applies a severe “zero tolerance” policy towards the new coronavirushas suffered in the last three months a wave of outbreaks attributed to the omicron variant that has 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 (4:00 p.m. GMT on Wednesday), 93 patients were discharged after successfully overcoming covid.
The total number of active infections in mainland China amounts to 717, four of whom are serious.
According to the institution’s accounts, since the start of the pandemic, 225,397 people have been infected in the country, among whom 219,454 have managed to heal and 5,226 have died, although the total number of infected people excludes asymptomatic people.
To date, medical follow-up has been carried out on more than 4.2 million close contacts with those infectedof which 105,503 remain under observation.
With information from EFE