Date: Thu 12 Mar 2020
Source: China National Health Commission [in Chinese, machine trans.,edited]
At 04:00 on [11 Mar 2020], 31 provinces (autonomous regions, municipalities) and the Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps reported 15 new confirmed cases, 11 new deaths (10 in Hubei and 1 in Shaanxi), and new suspected cases. 33 cases.
1318 new cases were cured and discharged on the same day, 2206 close contacts were released from medical observation, and 235 severe cases were reduced.
As of 24:00 on [11 Mar 2020], according to reports from 31 provinces (autonomous regions, municipalities) and the Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps, there were 14,831 confirmed cases (4257 of which were severe cases), 62,793 cured cases and 3169 deaths. A total of 80,793 confirmed cases were reported, with 253 suspected cases. A total of 677,243 close contacts were tracked, and 13,701 were close contacts in medical observation.
8 newly confirmed cases in Hubei (8 in Wuhan), 1242 newly cured cases (1053 in Wuhan), 10 new deaths (7 in Wuhan), 14,427 confirmed cases (13,462 in Wuhan), Of these, 4180 were severe cases (4003 in Wuhan). A total of 50,298 discharged patients were cured (34 094 in Wuhan), a total of 3056 died in [Hubei] (2430 in Wuhan), and a total of 67,781 confirmed cases (49,986 in Wuhan). There were 2 new suspected cases (2 in Wuhan) and 158 suspected cases (152 in Wuhan).
At 04:00 on [11 Mar 2020], 6 newly diagnosed imported cases were reported (3 in Guangdong, 2 in Gansu, and 1 in Henan). As of 24:00 on [11 Mar 2020], a total of 85 imported confirmed cases were reported overseas.
A total of 187 confirmed cases were reported from Hong Kong, Macao, and Taiwan: 129 cases in Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (67 cases discharged, 3 deaths), 10 cases in Macau Special Administrative Region (10 cases discharged), 48 cases in Taiwan (17 cases discharged, 1 case died) ).
[According to the report above, a total of 80,793 cases of confirmed COVID-19 have now been reported from China, representing an increase of 15 cases in the past 24 hours, of which 8 (53.3%) were in Hubei province. It is the 3rd consecutive day that the number of newly reported cases in a 24 hour period was less than 50. While there are still suspected cases reported that presumably are waiting for laboratory confirmation, fingers are crossed this adequately represents China approaching interruption of transmission of the SARS-CoV-2 transmission in China. In addition, 11 deaths were reported, 10 (90.9%) of them by Hubei province. Nine new cases were reported from Hong Kong.
Most noteworthy is that 6 (40%) of the 15 newly confirmed cases were imported cases into China (3 in Guangdong, 2 in Gansu, and 1 in Henan) bringing the total number of imported cases to 85. A challenge will be to prevent importations from starting new chains of transmission within China.
What China has accomplished in less than 3 months is very impressive...detecting a new disease, identifying the aetiologic agent, developing diagnostic tools, and interrupting most chains of transmission.... There are lessons to be learned. One key challenge was detecting when the zoonotic disease with isolated probable species jumps developed person-to-person transmission ease and the number of cases skyrocketed, recognizing needs for surge capacity, and responding asap (as soon as possible). The analogous situation can be said of the transmission in the Middle East, Europe, the USA, and the Western Pacific region -- detecting when the transition from isolated imported cases to community-based transmission occurred; countries are still trying to meet the needed surge capacity; and attempting to slow down the community based transmission.
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