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The official count of victims of the coronavirus in China until February 17: 1,770 dead, 70,548 infections and 150,539 patients under observation

Beijing / The National Health Commission of China reported today that at least 1,770 deaths from COVID-19, the pneumonia caused by the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, which have been diagnosed so far have already been registered in their country 70,548 cases of contagion.

The source said that, until last local midnight (16.00 GMT on Sunday), 10,644 serious cases had been recorded, while 10,844 people had healed.

It added that 546,016 patients have been followed up in close contact with those infected, of which 150,539 are still under observation.

Of the latter, 7,264 are suspected cases of contracting the virus.

The situation in China for the coronavirus

Today’s data represent an increase of 105 deaths compared to the previous day, 100 of which were certified in Hubei Province, of which Wuhan is the capital and epicenter of the outbreak.

The remaining five deaths were distributed between the provinces of Henan (3) and Canton (2), in the center-east and southeast of the country, respectively.

The list of new positives added another 2,048 patients, of which 1,933 were registered in the province of Hubei.

Also, in its report today, the Commission added 1,425 names to the payroll of patients who had successfully overcome the disease and discharged.

To date, all but five deaths – in Taiwan, Japan, France, the Philippines and Hong Kong – have occurred in mainland China and, although about thirty countries have diagnosed cases of pneumonia in Wuhan, China monopolizes around 99% of those infected.

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).

Closure of some 200,000 rural communities in Hubei

On the other hand, Hubei Province has extended movement restrictions to some 24 million people, and has asked them to stay home until further notice, according to the Hong Kong newspaper South China Morning Post.

The new rules, announced on Sunday, will result in the effective closure of some 200,000 rural communities in which about 24 million people live.

In them only a single point of entry and exit will be enabled, under surveillance, a measure also applied in the residential urbanizations of the cities.

(February 17, 2020, EFE / PracticaEspañol)

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cierre de unas comunidades rurales en Hubei.
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último balance de víctimas a causa del nuevo coronavirus.
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número de países donde ya se han registrado casos del nuevo coronavirus.
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más de mil setecientas personas han perdido la vida a causa de ese coronavirus.
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hay poco más de setenta millones de personas contagiadas.
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unos cien millones de personas habían sanado el pasado domingo.
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Según el texto... (According to the text...)
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solo se ha realizado seguimiento médico a poco más de cien mil personas en China.
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no se había registrado ningún caso grave el pasado domingo.
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hay más de cien mil pacientes en observación.
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En el texto se dice que... (It's said in the text that...)
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la mayoría de los decesos se han registrado en la China continental.
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el brote de este nuevo coronavirus tuvo lugar en la capital de China.
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no ha aumentado el número de muertes a causa de ese nuevo coronavirus.
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Sobre Hubei se dice que... (About Hubei, it's said that...)
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por ahora, no hay ninguna zona de esta provincia que esté en cuarentena.
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las autoridades ya permiten que todos los ciudadanos de esta provincia puedan entrar y salir cuando quieran.
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las restricciones de movimiento afectarán a unos 24 millones de personas más de esta provincia.
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algunas personas llevan unos trajes especiales para protegerse del coronavirus.
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todas las personas del vídeo se encuentran dentro de un hospital.
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no hay nadie en un mercado chino.
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un mantenimiento.
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una reducción.
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un aumento.
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un herido.
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una infección.
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una muerte.
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"al final".
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"hasta el día de hoy".
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"en otro momento".
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el campo.
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la ciudad.
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la industria.
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el
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la
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lo
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