[北京／成都 ２８日 ロイター] – On the 28th, the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention announced that three new deaths from the new coronavirus were reported in mainland China on the 27th. I was alone the day before.
A total of 5,245 people died.
Meanwhile, an official at the center said on Monday that it will eventually release case data on a monthly basis once the new coronavirus infection falls into control category ‘B’. Until now, the strictest level of management was required, but it has been announced that it will be lowered.
Huaxi Hospital in the southwestern city of Chengdu has been busy dealing with patients since the easing of restrictions on the new coronavirus on the 7th. Long lines formed at the emergency and fever clinics on the evening of the 27th. Most of the patients taken by ambulance wore oxygen masks.
An ambulance driver waiting outside the hospital said: “I’ve been doing this job for 30 years, but now it’s the busiest.”
“Almost all patients are infected with Covid-19,” said an emergency department pharmaceutical staff. Hospitals have run out of Covid-19 medicines and are prescribing medicines to relieve coughs and other symptoms, she said.
Officials at Beijing’s Chaoyang Hospital said most of the recent patients were elderly people with underlying medical conditions and were in critical condition, state media reported. He said the number of patients receiving emergency medical care has increased to 450-550 a day, up from about 100 a day.
The outpatient fever clinic at the Sino-Japanese Friendship Hospital in Beijing is also said to be full of elderly patients.
Doctors and nurses are being asked to work when they are unwell and retired health workers are being rehired in rural areas. In some cities it is becoming difficult to get antipyretics.
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