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Coronavirus: China

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 17th March 2020.

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Photo of Jeremy Hunt Jeremy Hunt Chair, Health and Social Care Committee

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the most recent (a) official and (b) modelled prevalence rate of covid-19 is in (i) Hubei province and (ii) mainland China.

Photo of Jo Churchill Jo Churchill The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

Holding answer received on 16 March 2020

The latest cumulative number of cases, as published by the Chinese Health Commission at 24:00 on 11 March 2020 is 80,793 cases in mainland China and 67,781 cases in Hubei province. This data is published here at the following link:

http://www.nhc.gov.cn/xcs/yqtb/202003/37c1536b6655473f8c2120ebdc475731.shtml

The Chinese Health Commission does not publish prevalence rates.

Public Health England stopped modelling China on 12 February 2020. This corresponded with multiple changes to how China counted cases. No figures are held.

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