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China raises 1,770 deaths and 70,548 people affected by the new coronavirus

February 17, 2020
Una mujer pasea por las calles de Shangahi ataviada con una de las mascarillas que las autoridades chinas recomiendan llevar para evitar el contagio del nuevo coronavirus.

A woman walks through the streets of Shanghai dressed in one of the masks that the Chinese authorities recommend wearing to avoid contagion of the new coronavirus. – Dave Tacon

BEIJING, Feb. 17 (Xinhua / EP) –

The Ministry of Health of China has raised this Monday the balance of the outbreak of the new coronavirus originated in the city of Wuhan to 1,770 dead and 70,548 infected.

China raises 1,770 deaths and 70,548 people affected by the new coronavirusChina raises 1,770 deaths and 70,548 people affected by the new coronavirus

China's health authorities have confirmed 2,048 new cases until Sunday night for the coronavirus, as well as 105 deaths, of which 100 were in Hubei Province, where Wuhan is located, three in Henan, and two in Guangdong.

However, the Government announced Monday that 115 cases have been registered outside Hubei, which means, for the thirteenth consecutive day, a further decline in these areas beyond the epicenter of the outbreak.

Also, 1,563 new suspected cases of the virus have been registered and the number of serious cases has decreased by 628, while 1,425 patients were discharged, representing a total of 10,844 people recovered from the disease.

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A Chinese citizen already recovered from Coronavirus donates his blood with antibodies – – / TPG via ZUMA Press / dpa

According to the Chinese Ministry of Health, a total of 10,644 patients are in serious condition due to the coronavirus, while 9,791 are suspected of being infected by the virus.

China has also taken stock of its administrative regions with special status and has indicated that until Saturday there were 56 confirmed cases of coronavirus, including one deceased, in Hong Kong, ten cases in Macao and 18 in Taiwan. In addition, one patient in Hong Kong, three in Macao and two in Taiwan have been discharged after recovery.

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Sanitary services control the temperature of the population of China despite the snowstorm -Sheldon Cooper / SOPA Images via ZUMA Wire / dpa

Although the epicenter of the coronavirus is in Wuhan and most cases are registered in China, cases have been detected in other countries in Southeast Asia, Europe and America. The World Health Organization (WHO) declared the international health emergency at the end of January and has asked the international community to redouble its efforts.

Common signs of infection include respiratory symptoms, fever, cough and shortness of breath. In more severe cases, the infection can cause pneumonia, severe acute respiratory syndrome, kidney failure and even death.

The data of deaths due to the outbreak of the new coronavirus exceed those recorded due to the outbreak of SARS or acute respiratory syndrome that was first detected in 2002. In 2003, more than 600 people had died in China because of this virus, while the global figure reached 765 deceased.

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