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The official count of victims of the coronavirus in China until February 14: 1,380 dead, 63,581 infections and 177,984 patients under observation

Beijing / The National Health Commission on Friday reduced the number of deaths by COVID-19 after discovering “duplicate statistics” in the province of Hubei, the epicenter of the outbreak, without offering more details.

According to the data provided today by the commission on its website, deaths from the coronavirus throughout China increased in the last 24 hours by 121 people to reach 1,380 deaths.

This figure corrects to that offered yesterday, when the death toll stood at 1,367 people, so if the last 121 deaths are added, the total sum should be 1,488.

The situation in China for the coronavirus

The Commission subtracted 108 deaths, so the current figure is 1,380 after explaining that these cases accounted for in the province of Hubei were due to “duplicate statistics”.

It also subtracted 1,043 from the number of infections detected in Hubei and, as a consequence, the total number of cases detected so far in China is 63,581.

The National Health Commission also reported today that in the same 24-hour period 2,174 serious cases had been registered throughout the country, while 1,081 people have been discharged after overcoming the disease.

According to official data, more than 493,067 people who have been in close contact with the infected have been followed up, of which 177,984 are still under observation.

Change in criteria

The Chinese authorities reported yesterday a change in the diagnostic criteria to confirm the cases, which triggered the balance of those affected by the coronavirus throughout China, with more than 15,000 new infected and 254 deaths in a single day, according to official data .

Until now the patients were confirmed by means of tests, performed with equipment that was scarce in the province and now the doctors would have more powers to confirm a case.

With the new criteria, it will be enough to diagnose patients with CT scans to confirm the infections, which will allow the cases detected to be isolated more quickly.

To date, all but two deaths – in the Philippines and Hong Kong – have occurred in mainland China and, although some thirty countries have diagnosed cases, 99% of those infected are infected in this country.

The symptoms of the new coronavirus are in many cases similar to those of a cold, but may be accompanied by fever and fatigue, dry cough and dyspnea (shortness of breath). (February 14, 2020, EFE / PracticaEspañol)

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de los síntomas del nuevo coronavirus.
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del último balance de las víctimas por el coronavirus en China.
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de los síntomas del nuevo coronavirus.
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no ha habido ninguna corrección en los datos que las autoridades chinas facilitaron.
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hay más de cien millones de personas en observación en China.
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más de mil trescientas personas han perdido la vida en China a causa de ese coronavirus.
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hay más sesenta millones de personas contagiadas en China.
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la cifra de muertes por el coronavirus no ha aumentado en China en los últimos días.
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ha aumentado el número de fallecimientos por ese coronavirus en China.
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ese cambio en los criterios ayudará a diagnosticar mejor los casos de coronavirus.
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no se ha realizado ningún cambio en los criterios de diagnóstico.
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aún no se ha registrado ninguna muerte fuera de la China continental.
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todas las personas del vídeo se encuentran dentro de un hospital.
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ningún paciente está sentado en la cama.
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unas personas están tomando la temperatura a corporal a los peatones con una máquina.
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