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China reported for the third consecutive day more than a hundred new infections

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The National Health Commission of China reported that the Asian country registered 127 new infections of the coronavirus on Thursday, which is the third day in a row with more than a hundred new positives, the vast majority in the northwestern province of Xinjiang, where a regrowth was detected almost three weeks ago.

Xinjiang contributed 112 of the 127 new cases, while the other active outbreak, that of the northeast province of Liaoning, added 11 more, all of them by local contagion.

Contagions detected to travelers from abroad, known as “imported” cases, they amounted to four, three of them in the south-east province of Guangzhou and one in the north-east of Tianjin.

The trend of new infections continues to rise in China, with 105 cases detected this Wednesday, 101 on Tuesday and 68 on Monday, after 61 on Sunday, 46 on Saturday and 34 on Friday.

Likewise, the official source detailed that, until last local midnight (16.00 GMT on Thursday), 17 patients were discharged and 8 entered a state of gravity, so the total number of active infected in mainland China remained in 684, 41 of which remain in serious condition.

07/09/2020 A Chinese citizen submits to the COVID-19 test.  POLITICS ASIA CHINA ASIA INTERNATIONAL XINHUA

07/09/2020 A Chinese citizen submits to the COVID-19 test. POLITICS ASIA CHINA ASIA INTERNATIONAL XINHUA

The Commission did not announce new deaths from COVID-19, so the figure remained at 4,634, among the 84,292 infected patients officially diagnosed in China since the start of the pandemic., and of whom 78,974 successfully overcome the disease and were discharged.

To date, 787,335 close contacts with the infected have been medically monitored, of whom 18,461 are still under observation, and of these two would be suspected of having been infected with the virus.

As for the asymptomatic infected, China recorded 11 new cases in this latest report, leaving the total number of people in those circumstances under observation at 246.

In the meantime, in Hong Kong the regrowth detected a month ago continues to flare up, with another 149 infected more announced this Thursday, which raised the total number of confirmed cases in the special administrative region to 3,151, of which at least 25 perished.

With information from EFE

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