Chinese authorities identify 49 new coronavirus cases

TASS Russian News Agency | Aug 2, 2020 at 6:49 AM

BEIJING, August 2. /TASS/. Chinese medical workers recorded 49 cases of COVID-19 caused by the novel coronavirus and another 20 asymptomatic carriers, the national healthcare committee said Saturday, adding that no coronavirus-related fatalities were reported in the past 24 hours, while 14 more people recovered from the virus.

Overall, the number of imported coronavirus cases in China rose to 2,085, while 1,994 people recovered and were discharged from medical facilities. Not a single person who arrived in China with coronavirus died.

As of 00:00, August 2, the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in China reached 84,385, 4,634 people died, while 79,003 were treated and recovered. China currently has 748 active cases of the virus, 36 of them are said to be in serious condition.

In late December 2019, Chinese officials notified the World Health Organization (WHO) about the outbreak of a previously unknown pneumonia in the city of Wuhan, in central China. Since then, cases of the novel coronavirus - named COVID-19 by the WHO - have been reported in every corner of the globe. On March 11, 2020, the WHO declared the coronavirus outbreak a pandemic.