New Delhi: The death toll in China’s coronavirus has crossed 1700 on Monday. Chinese health authorities have informed that 105 new deaths were reported on Sunday. Notably, it is said to be the lowest daily death count since February 11.Also Read - After Kerala, Another Southern State Witnesses Steep Spike In Covid Cases
Besides, the authorities have also received reports of 2,048 new confirmed cases of novel coronavirus infection from 31 provincial-level regions and the Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps. Also Read - West Bengal Lockdown: Cinema Halls Allowed To Reopen With 50% Capacity From Saturday | Details Here
National Health Commission stated that 100 deaths were reported from Hubei Province, three from Henan, and two from Guangdong. Also Read - More Than 600 Students Test Positive For Covid After Schools Reopen in Maharashtra's Solapur
Meanwhile yesterday a total of 10,844 patients infected with coronavirus had been discharged from hospital after recovery.
The coronavirus outbreak originated in central China’s Hubei province in December last year. It has now spread to several countries, including India.
To control the epidemic, Hubei Province, the centre of the novel coronavirus outbreak, announced a slew of wide-ranging and more stringent measures which include enforcing province-wide traffic restrictions on all non-emergency vehicles and closing all non-essential public venues, according to a circular issued by the provincial government, the Xinhua news agency reported.
The measures came as the province is at a ‘critical stage; to control the epidemic and the situation remains ‘grave’, said the circular.
According to the circular, the health screening campaign should be strengthened and no one should be missed. Once any resident shows symptoms such as fever or coughing, the situation should be immediately reported to the local community or village.
“Four categories of people,” namely patients confirmed or suspected to be infected with the virus, their close contacts and patients with fever, should be timely treated or placed in quarantine instead of self-isolation at home. Also, companies should not resume production unless allowed by local epidemic prevention authorities. And those that have resumed work including public institutions, industrial parks and companies should follow strict virus prevention measure”, it added further.