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China will publish statistics on COVID-19 once a month from January

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According to the representative of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Yin Wenwu, after the transfer of the coronavirus to the class of type B infections, reports on the incidence "will be adjusted," writes TASS.

The Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention plans to release data on COVID-19 once a month from January. As the representative of the department Yin Wenwu said at a press conference on Tuesday, the innovation will come into force after January 8, 2023, following the change in the official classification of COVID-19 in the country.
"After the transfer of the new coronavirus infection to the class of type B diseases, reports and publications on the observation of cases of [covid] will be adjusted," Yin Wenwu said at a press conference broadcast by China Central Television. - <…> We will publish reports once a month."
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention is going to include in monthly reports data on hospitalized, severe and critical cases of the disease, as well as deaths. At the same time, the agency is no longer going to provide statistics on local and imported cases, as well as close contacts of the infected.
Since January 8, the State Committee on Hygiene and Health of the People's Republic of China has been transferring COVID-19 from the category of extremely dangerous diseases of class "A" to the category of diseases of class "B" that require strict control measures. For example, the first type includes diseases such as plague and cholera, the second - SARS, AIDS and viral hepatitis.