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Inner Mongolia reports six confirmed virus cases released

2020-02-13

A male patient infected with the novel coronavirus in Chifeng city in North China’s Inner Mongolia autonomous region was released from hospital at 5:46 pm on Feb 12, according to information from the Chifeng Novel Coronavirus Pneumonia Prevention and Control Command Department.

The patient is the second in Chifeng to recover from the virus since the start of the outbreak.

Officials revealed that the patient was discharged after medical consultation with both experts at the Chifeng city level and the Inner Mongolia autonomous region level.

The patient’s symptoms disappeared and his new coronavirus nucleic acid test showed negative for a consecutive three times, meeting the criteria for discharge from medical isolation.

In the following two weeks, he will stay at home for further observation.

As of 9 am of Feb 13, Inner Mongolia had reported a total of 61 confirmed cases, involving six discharged cases, four severe cases and five critical cases.

The discharged cases involved one in Manzhouli, one in Ereenhot, two in Ordos and two in Chifeng.

Meanwhile, 13 suspected coronavirus patients remain in Inner Mongolia, all of whom are receiving treatment in designated hospitals.

In addition, 308 close contacts with confirmed cases were released from medical observation on Feb 12. A total of 798 close contacts with confirmed cases in Inner Mongolia are still under medical observation.