(20200314)PRESS RELEASE ON COMBATING COVID-19 OUTBREAK

1. Briefing on COVID-19 cases in China

According to China's National Health Commission and the State Council inter-agency task force, the latest development of COVID-19 cases in China's mainland is as follows:

(1) Excluding Hubei province, March 13 saw ZERO fatality and 7 newly imported confirmed cases. ZERO local transmitted case has been reported for two consecutive days.

(2) In Hubei province, newly confirmed cases dropped to 4, all in Wuhan, and for the first time ZERO newly suspected cases were reported. Other cities in Hubei Province reported ZERO newly confirmed cases for 9 days in a row.

(3) As of 24:00 on March 13 (Beijing Time), 80,824 confirmed cases have been reported, including 65,541 cured cases and 3,189 fatalities.

2. Chinese researchers have developed a rapid antibody test kit for the detection of COVID-19. By detecting two antibodies to the virus, lgM and lgG, the kit can screen patientients in 15 minutes. It has already been put into trial use in hospitals in East China's Jiangsu Province.

 

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