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Six die and more than 1,700 medical team members injured in China


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China’s health authorities have announced the death of six health workers as a result of the Covid-19 virus, while more than 1716 people have been infected with the epidemic, according to a new toll announced by the government Friday. The main epidemic of the epidemic remains outside China, the “Diamond Princess” cruise ship in Japan near Yokohama (east), in which 218 confirmed cases, including 44 new ones, were recorded.

Six health workers in China died as a result Covid-19 virus While highlighting the risks faced by medical personnel in hospitals with a lack of masks and protective clothing.

And more than 1716 medical staff cadres were infected with the epidemic, according to a toll announced by the government on Friday, and the death toll was reduced to less than 1,400 due to the number of cases twice.

The number of infections reached about 64,000 in mainland China (with the exception of Hong Kong and Macao), according to official figures indicating a rise in their number in the past two days after the adoption of a new monitoring system.

The Chinese National Health Commission announced 121 new deaths among people infected with the virus in the past 24 hours. It also announced that it had removed from the national census 108 deaths previously counted in Hubei Province, the epicenter of the epidemic in the center of the country.

And justified the reduction of the outcome by a “double count in statistics” for some cases, after the “verification” process. Consequently, the national death toll was reduced to 1,380 people.

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And she was Health authorities In Hubei, Thursday, a change in the approved system for monitoring the epidemic was calculated, according to which “clinically diagnosed” cases are counted, meaning that a radiograph of the lungs is sufficient to diagnose the infection, while it has until now had to do a DNA test to confirm the infection.

This new method of monitoring injury automatically led to an increase in the number of deaths and injuries, with the announcement of an increase of 15 thousand in the number of injuries Thursday and more than five thousand Friday.

The main epidemic of the epidemic remains outside China, the “Diamond Princess” cruise ship in Japan near Yokohama (east), which recorded 218 confirmed cases, including 44 new ones Thursday.

The American cruise ship “Westerdam” docked in Cambodia, where its passengers will be able to get off. She had been at sea for more than ten days after Asian ports refused to allow her to dock for fear of the epidemic.

After Thursday’s meeting in Brussels, European health ministers and European Commissioner Stella Kyriakidis sought to reassure, stressing that “all member states have plans” and that “no drug shortages have been registered so far.”

/ AFP

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