Tags: China | Coronavirus | Trump Administration | asymptomatic | second | wave

US Monitors Second Wave of Coronavirus in China

people wear face masks as they walk in an intersection in beijing
People wear face masks as they walk across an intersection in Beijing, Tuesday, April 7, 2020. China on Tuesday reported no new deaths from the coronavirus over the past 24 hours and just a few dozen new cases, all from people who returned from overseas. (Mark Schiefelbein/AP

By    |   Tuesday, 07 April 2020 08:38 AM

U.S. officials are watching China’s second wave of coronavirus cases and trying to gather data on the number of people who are newly infected.

The Daily Beast reported that in the last few days Chinese officials have noted an emergence of new cases, particularly in asymptomatic individuals.

China reportedly has 1,075 people with no signs of symptoms “under medical observation” as of last week. About 135 of those had tested positive.

“These asymptomatic infections include individuals who do not show any signs of illness but who have a positive laboratory test result for the virus that causes COVID-19,” a state department cable reads. “Asymptomatic infections represented about one-third of current cases (in mainland China) as of March 31.” 

But with China’s history of releasing unreliable data, U.S. officials concede it is difficult to trust the latest numbers, according to the Daily Beast.

The administration is counting on officials from various U.S. agencies, including the State Department and Centers for Disease Control, along with the intelligence community, to probe what the U.S. might expect later this year based on China.

The U.S. intelligence community, in a classified report, concluded that China has concealed the extent of the initial coronavirus outbreak in its country, under-reporting both total cases and deaths it’s suffered from the disease.

© 2021 Newsmax. All rights reserved.


US
U.S. officials are watching China’s second wave of coronavirus cases and trying to gather data on the number of people who are newly infected.
asymptomatic, second, wave
214
2020-38-07
Tuesday, 07 April 2020 08:38 AM
Newsmax Media, Inc.
 

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
© Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved