Attention! China Keeps High Alert for New Type Virus!

Wuhan confirmed the third death of coronavirus-related pneumonia, while patients infected with the virus were also reported in Beijing and Shenzhen.

The central Chinese city of Wuhan, where the case was first discovered, reported 136 new cases between Jan. 18 and Jan. 19, according to a statement from local health authorities early Monday.

Wuhan airport, railway, highway and other places began to take temperature tests.

Among the newly-infected patients in Wuhan, 66 are male and 70 are female. They are aged between 25 and 89, and 36 of them were in severe or critical conditions. One of them died on Jan. 18, the third death reported in the city.

These patients showed symptoms such as fever, cough, chest distress or dyspnea before Jan. 18, according to Wuhan Municipal Health Commission.

Three new coronavirus-related pneumonia cases were reported outside Wuhan, two in Beijing and one in Shenzhen, south China's Guangdong Province, said local health authorities. All three patients had traveled to Wuhan recently.

The patient in Shenzhen is a 66-year-old male who developed symptoms such as fever and fatigue on Jan. 3. The Beijing patients are receiving medical treatment in Daxing District. They currently had a fever but no respiratory symptoms.

The source of the novel coronavirus that has caused dozens of pneumonia cases in central China's Wuhan remains unclear, the National Health Commission said Sunday, vowing a nationwide vigilance against the epidemic though it is "still preventable and controllable."

There is much more to learn about how the virus spreads, and the mutation of the virus still needs close monitoring, the commission said.

During recent days, the commission has dispatched work teams to all provincial regions to guide the local work on epidemic prevention and control.

The commission has activated the nationwide daily report mechanism and supplied nucleic acid testing kits to intensify the surveillance.

Strict and effective measures will be taken to prevent the spread of the virus, to detect and treat infections in time, to identify the source of the virus, and to strengthen the monitoring of its mutation, the commission said.

It said extra attention will be paid to the epidemic situation during the upcoming Lunar New Year holiday when hundreds of millions of trips will be made across the country.

The commission also stressed the importance of hygiene, particularly the cleaning at market places.


Source: xinhua

Editor: Crystal H


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