The total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases dropped to a single digit in China. On Friday, the country's National Health Commission (NHC) reported six new coronavirus cases -- two imported and four domestically transmitted.
On Thursday, the total number of COVID-19 cases reported in the mainland was 1,618, out of which 32 were in critical condition, and 34 were found to be asymptomatic cases, including one from abroad. The asymptomatic cases are cases where the patient tests positive for the deadly coronavirus without showing any visible symptoms such as fever, cough, or sore throat. This is especially dangerous because the person can spread it to others thinking they are healthy. The death toll in the country remained at 4,632, with no new deaths reported on Thursday.
The Chinese city of Wuhan, where the novel virus first originated last December, has reported no new cases of COVID-19 or any new deaths in the last few days. On April 8, China lifted the lockdown in the city, permitting people to travel both inside and outside the city.
Even as coronavirus slows down in China, cases continue to rise rapidly in the rest of the world. So far, there are over 27,25,920 COVID-19 cases worldwide. Economies are struggling as governments impose partial or complete lockdowns in a bid to contain the spread of this highly infectious virus.
While drugmakers are rushing to find a vaccine, there are still so promising signs of a suitable cure against the coronavirus.