China announced an increase in new cases of Covid-19 on March 4, reversing a three-day continuous decline, due to an increase in new cases in the Wuhan epidemic.
China has 139 new confirmed cases on March 4, the country’s National Health Commission said on March 5, bringing the total number of cases to 80,409.
According to Reuters, the increase on March 4 was driven by an increase in cases in Wuhan, the capital of Hubei province, where the new cases rose to 131 compared to 114 cases the day before.
However, the number of new confirmed cases in Hubei, except for Wuhan, remained at one figure for seven consecutive days, with three new cases being recorded on March 4.
Only 5 cases were confirmed outside of Hubei.
The number of deaths from Covid-19 in mainland China reached 3,012 by the end of March 4, an increase of 31 cases from the previous day.
Hubei, the epicenter of the epidemic, accounted for all new deaths with 23 deaths in Wuhan alone.