China Withdraws Medics from Wuhan After Only One New Case Confirmed

Date: 2020-03-17 21:51:35

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China started to withdraw medical assistance teams from Wuhan on Tuesday as the epidemic outbreak in the hard-hit city is being mitigated, China’s Central Television reported. #Coronavirus #Covid19 #CoronavirusChina #Wuhan

More than 3,600 medical staffers from to 41 medical teams across China are leaving today, CCTV said.

They have reportedly assisted 14 temporary hospitals and seven designated hospitals in Wuhan.

All the temporary hospitals in the city have been shut down with the number of patients continuing to decline.

Authorities demanded the orderly withdrawal of medical staff supporting the virus-hit Hubei Province, and required ensuring high-level treatment of severe COVID-19 patients and helping Hubei resume normal medical services while withdrawing the supporting medical teams, official Xinhua News Agency said.

Over 42,000 medical workers from across the country were dispatched to aid Hubei in fighting the epidemic since the virus outbreak, and over 31,000 were in Wuhan, according to CCTV.

Hubei reported only one new confirmed case of the novel coronavirus disease on Monday, bringing the total confirmed COVID-19 cases in the province to 67,799.

As of Tuesday, Wuhan had seen only one newly confirmed COVID-19 case, leaving the city with current 8,304 cases.

The city also has seen 39,220 patients discharged from hospitals after recovery.

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