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106 people dead, 4,515 infected with coronavirus in China

Boat passengers on a jetty wear face masks in Bangkok, Thailand, Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020, to protect themselves from new virus infection. Panic and pollution drive the market for protective face masks, so business is booming in Asia, where fear of the coronavirus from China is straining supplies and helping make mask-wearing the new normal. (AP Photo/Gemunu Amarasinghe)

BEIJING, Jan 28 (KUNA) — Chinese Health authorities said on Tuesday that 106 people were dead, and 4,515 others infected with coronavirus, including 976 cases in critical conditions.


In a statement, the National health committee confirmed that 1,771 new cases were registered during the past 24 hours, while 6,973 others were suspected of infection, and 24 people were dead of illness.
On the same day, 515 patients saw their conditions deteriorated, while nine people left the hospital after recovering.


The committee clarified that it tracked 47,933 people who have direct contact with the infected people, 44,132 are subject to medical observation, while 914 have left the hospitals.


The Committee noted that eight confirmed cases were registered in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, seven cases in the Macao Special Administrative Region and five others in Taiwan.


For his part, Secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Committee in Wuhan, central China, said the number of fever patients in the city had increased with more than 15,000 people visiting hospitals during peak hours in the past few days.


Wuhan hospitals had been receiving 3,000 patients with fever on an average daily in the past few years, but the current situation has led to a large increase in the number of people queuing in long lines in some hospitals where there are currently 62 hospitals in Wuhan equipped with clinics for this purpose.


  In turn, the relevant Chinese authorities announced that China has allocated 9.95 billion yuan (USD 1.44 billion) to serve public health and epidemic prevention and control.

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