By EMILIA JIANG FOR MAILONLINE
UNITED Kingdom — China has recorded the lowest number of active confirmed COVID-19 cases since January 23 when authorities enforced full lockdown on the city of Wuhan, officials said.
A spokesman from National Health Commission claimed today that there are only 481 coronavirus patients receiving treatment in mainland China.
The health official also declared that the infection tally of imported cases has declined for three consecutive weeks.
But there is widespread disbelief at Beijing’s figures from global leaders who accuse Beijing of covering up the true scale of its outbreak and letting the coronavirus sweep across the world.
Overall, China has reported 82,880 coronavirus infections and 4,633 deaths. More than 77,000 patients have recovered from the deadly disease, according to official figures.
Mi Feng, a spokesperson from China’s National Health Commission, said Monday that the number of active infections in China dropped below 500 for the first time since January 23.
The city of Wuhan, where the virus was believed to have originated, was driven into a draconian lockdown on January 23, with no one allowed to enter or leave.
The tally of imported cases from abroad has also decreased for three weeks in a row, said Mi during a press conference today.
China recorded 92 new confirmed imported cases in the past two weeks, bringing the total number of infections to 1,675. (ia/SovereignPH.com/MailOnline)