Meanwhile, the director of the hospital designated solely for treating virus-infected patients has died.
Chinese officials reported 1,886 new cases of coronavirus and 98 new deaths. This brings the mainland China reported total of cases to 72,436, and the total of reported deaths to 1,868.
This is supposed to be good news, because it’s the first time the daily figure has fallen below 2,000 since Jan. 30. Again, that is the reported figure.
Meanwhile, Chinese state television said Liu Zhiming, the director of Wuhan Wuchang Hospital, died on Tuesday, the seventh health worker to fall victim to Covid-19. Wuhan Wuchang Hospital, a leading hospital in Wuhan, was designated solely for treating virus-infected patients.
Liu Zhiming became one of the most prominent victims since the disease first appeared at the end of last year, and was the 7th reported health worker to die.