For the first time after it started reporting deaths in January following the corona virus infection, China reported no new deaths on Tuesday. However, the number of imported infections increased to 983 with 32 new confirmed cases, primarily because of its current drive to repatriate the affected citizens from different countries.
China’s National Health Commission (NHC) on Tuesday said that no death was reported on Monday. The official death toll in China is 3,331. It is a landmark in China’s over two-month-long fight against the deadly virus as the country continued to report coronavirus deaths till Sunday, especially from the epicentre Hubei province.
The overall confirmed cases on the mainland have reached 81,740 by Monday, including 1,242 patients still being treated, 77,167 patients discharged after recovery, and 3,331 people died of the disease, the NHC said.
Europe breaths easy:
Italy and Spain witnessed some ease. In Spain, deaths and new infections dropped again on Monday. The health ministry reported 637 new fatalities, the lowest toll in 13 days, for a total of over 13,000 dead. New recorded infections were the lowest in two weeks.
Italy still has, by far, the world’s highest coronavirus death toll — almost 16,000 — but the pressure on northern Italy’s ICUs has eased so much that Lombardy is no longer airlifting patients to other regions.
Now, Austria and the Czech Republic are openly discussing how to ease some of the crippling restrictions.
Total cases and Deaths:
The total number of covid-19 infections stood at 13,47,473 while 74,779 peopled died, according to worldometers. The total number of recoveries also improved to 2,85,090. Still 95% (940,208) of the cases are in mild condition.