Johns Hopkins University revealed new figures that more than 100,000 people have recovered from the coronavirus, according to their latest report.
China’s Wuhan city of the Hubei province, have now been confirmed outside the country than within. China has more than 81,400 cases, while nearly 260,000 cases have been reported in nearly 166 other countries.
South Korea has also seen a huge number of rescues, with almost a third of its diseased population having recovered from the virus. Italy, In spite of having the major number of confirmed cases outside China, has also seen recoveries than losses since the epidemic originated.
South Korea sees nearly a third recover
More than 3,100 people in South Korea have recovered from the epidemic. On Sunday, the state reported 64 fresh cases, its lowest figure since the utmost of the outbreak in the country about a month ago.
The country has tested more than 316,000 people as of March 20, according to stats, and increased testing is deemed to be a key component of its mitigation measures.
The director-general of public health policy for the country’s health ministry.
Mr. Yoon Tae-ho Said:
“We don’t give much meaning to numbers yet, but as there are some fluctuations despite a declining trend, our top priority is to prevent sporadic group infections and repatriated cases”
Fourteen of the latest new cases in South Korea were reported to be imported cases. From Sunday, the government introduced tightened mitigation measures to prevent another spike in cases, including a mandatory quarantine for all travelers from Europe, the KCDC confirms.
China recovered more than 70,000 victims of Novel Virus
China claims the outburst has largely been controlled, with only one new local case reported on Sunday, its first in four days, Reuters reports. The country has succeeded to slow the blowout of the virus following strict containment measures levied at the beginning of the epidemic in late January, including a main lock-down in Wuhan.
China has realized an increase in imported cases. On Sunday, it reported 46 imported cases, 14 of which were in Shanghai, while 13 were in Beijing, the Chinese capital.
The country has introduced several measures to prevent another major spread of the virus, including directing all international flights bound for Beijing, its largest air traffic hub, to one of 12 other airports. Passengers will undergo health screenings at these airports before being allowed to fly to Beijing, Reuters reports.