EMBASSY OF THE PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF CHINA IN THE REPUBLIC OF KENYA PRESS RELEASE ON COMBATING COVID – 19 OUTBREAK
(Thessherald)–Briefing on COVID – 19 cases in China According to China’s National Health Commission and the State Council inter-agency task force the latest development of COVID – 19 cases in China’s mainland is as follows :
( 1 ) March 1 saw ZERO fatality and only 6 newly confirmed cases excluding Hubei Province , among which 2 are imported cases ,
( 2 ) In Hubei Province, 196 newly confirmed cases were reported , marking a decline by 52 % compared to a week ago , and 2570 more patients were discharged from hospital ,
( 3 ) As of 24 : 00 on March 1 ( Beijing Time ) , 80 , 026 confirmed cases have been reported , including 44 , 462 cured cases and 2 , 912 fatalities 2 .
Progress and trend on combating COVID – 19 in China
( 1 ) The past week saw the continuing decrease in the number of newly confirmed and newly suspected cases , and rise of the recovery rate ( up to 52 . 1 % ) , indicating that the overall situation of epidemic prevention and control across the country continues to improve ( 2 ) Wuhan closed its first makeshift hospital as the coronavirus infection rate slows down .
( 3 ) China is now producing over 110 million face masks per day, 12 times the figure reported on Feb . 1 , and even exceeded the planned capacity.
The consistent rise in both capacity and output further narrowed down the supply deficit.
EMBASSY OF THE PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF CHINA IN KENYA March 2, 2020