The Chinese Ministry of Health announced today the first death due to COVID-19 after eight months in mainland China, as the health authorities are trying to eliminate new outbreaks of the pandemic that until now were considered to be under control.
The death of a patient occurred in Hebei province, the National Health Committee clarified, without giving more details.
In this province, many cities have recently been put on severe lockdown after dozens of infections have been confirmed.
The previous death due to the pandemic was announced in mainland China in May 2020.
The Ministry of Health also reported 138 confirmed cases of SARS-CoV-2, up from 115 the previous year, with 124 due to transmission to the community, 81 to Hebei.
The number of asymptomatic carriers of the virus, not included by the ministry in confirmed cases, rose to 78 from 38 a day earlier.
885 patients with COVID-19 are being treated in Chinese hospitals, 24 of them in serious to critical condition, according to the Chinese Ministry of Health.
The official death toll from the new coronavirus pandemic now stands at 4,635 deaths out of a total of 87,844 infections.
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