Wuhan reports zero increase in infections

WUHAN: No new confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) were reported Saturday in Wuhan, the former hardest-hit city in central China’s Hubei Province.
The health commission of Hubei, of which Wuhan is the capital, said Sunday the province also registered zero increase in new cases on Saturday.
Hubei saw five new deaths, all of which were in Wuhan. No new suspected cases were reported Saturday in the province.
The province saw 467 patients discharged from hospitals after recovery Saturday. Among the 2,054 patients being treated in hospital, 515 were still in severe condition and another 195 in critical condition, according to the commission.
Hubei has so far reported a total of 67,801 confirmed COVID-19 cases, including 50,006 in Wuhan.
Meanwhile, Hubei has realized complete disposal of its previous medical waste and wastewater, and achieved total treatment of newly-added waste within 24 hours, the provincial ecology and environment department said.
Lyu Wenyan, head of the department, said Hubei’s daily medical waste disposal capability has been improved to 667.4 tonnes from 180 tonnes before the COVID-19 outbreak, while that of Wuhan, the provincial capital, to the current 265.6 tonnes from the previous 50 tonnes.
Medical wastewater produced in designated hospitals and concentrated isolation sites across the province has been disinfected, and all the 132 urban sewage treatment plants are operating normally, Lyu said.
Li Ruiqin, deputy head of the department, said the amount of daily medical waste in Hubei jumped to 458 tonnes from the previous 136 tonnes, while in Wuhan from about 45 tonnes to 291 tonnes.
– The Daily Mail-People’s Daily News exchange item