The authorities of China have reported Thursday that there has been a decrease of about 90 percent in the number of cases of coronavirus registered in the country during the last outbreak, which makes it possible to announce that the outbreak is under control.
China’s Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has indicated that in the last day 434 additional infections have been reportedThis is significantly lower than during the peak of the outbreak on January 4, when 4,273 cases were reported in just one day.
Between January 20 and 26, the Asian giant recorded 6,364 deaths related to the disease.a figure that was half the number of deaths detected the previous week, as indicated by the CDC in a statement.
The number of severe cases among hospitalized patients has also dropped significantly to 14,000 from 128,000 on Jan. 5. Since last December, China has reduced measures and controls to curb the pandemic due to protests against the government’s ‘zero COVID’ policy.
Earlier this week, authorities said that COVID-19 cases would continue their downward trend despite the travel and celebrations associated with the New Year holidays, leading Beijing to consider the December emergency over following the lifting of major pandemic restrictions.