Coronavirus: Guangdong down to three, none in big cities

Guangdong reported three new cases of COVID-19 yesterday, while Hong Kong had two and Macau had none. Two new deaths were reported yesterday separately in Hong Kong and Zhuhai, bringing the GBA’s total to seven since the outbreak began.  

The patient who died in Hong Kong on Wednesday morning, the second in the city, was a 70-year-old man with underlying diabetes and kidney problems, SCMP reported. Further details would be revealed at a press conference held by the city’s health authorities this afternoon. The death in Zhuhai was a 78-year-old man who had arrived from Wuhan in early January, according to Zhuhai Health Bureau. He was the first confirmed case in the city. 

Guangdong has managed to keep its new infection figure at single digits this week, with six new cases added on both Sunday and Monday, according to the Guangdong Health Commission. 

The three newly added cases were all reported from Huizhou. It was the first day since COVID-19 began being reported in Guangdong that the two megacities of Guangzhou and Shenzhen reported no new cases.  

The total number in the province is 1,331, of which 571 have left hospital, with 41 cases discharged on Tuesday alone. In Hong Kong, two patients were discharged on Tuesday, bringing the city’s number of recoveries to four. 

The provincial infection number has been dropping steadily over the past two weeks, from 127 at the beginning of Feb, as various containment measures have been enforced by city governments, including entry restrictions to the province and lockdown in local communities. 

For the nine GBA cities in Guangdong, as of 9 am today, Shenzhen has 416, Guangzhou 339, Zhuhai 98, Dongguan 91, Foshan 84, Zhongshan 66, Huizhou 62, Jiangmen 23 and Zhaoqing 18. 

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