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China reports decline in new infections

PTI
Published : Feb 28, 2020, 7:07 am IST
Updated : Feb 28, 2020, 7:07 am IST

China reports 44 new virus deaths, lowest rise in new cases in over a month

Workers wearing protective facemasks are seen at a road construction in Wenzhou on February 27, 2020. China on February 27 reported 29 more deaths from the new coronavirus epidemic, the lowest daily figure in almost a month, and the number of fresh infections rose slightly. (AFP)
 Workers wearing protective facemasks are seen at a road construction in Wenzhou on February 27, 2020. China on February 27 reported 29 more deaths from the new coronavirus epidemic, the lowest daily figure in almost a month, and the number of fresh infections rose slightly. (AFP)

Beijing: China reported 44 more deaths from the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) epidemic on Friday and 327 fresh cases, the lowest daily figure for new infections in more than a month.

The death toll now stands at 2,788 in mainland China, according to the National Health Commission.

The number of fatalities -- which is up from the 29 reported on Thursday -- were all in Hubei province, the epicentre of the outbreak, except for two deaths in Beijing.

In total, 78,824 people have now been infected with the COVID-19 strain in the mainland.

Friday's figure was the lowest rise in new cases since January 24, when 259 new infections were reported.

The general decline in new infections in China comes as infections in other countries gather pace, with the World Health Organisation warning that the coronavirus epidemic was at a "decisive point".

Even China is now worried about importing cases and has ordered people arriving in Beijing from affected countries to go into a 14-day self-quarantine.

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