China reports 2,260 deaths from infectious diseases in July

BEIJING, Sept. 5 (Xinhua) -- A total of 2,260 people died of infectious diseases on the Chinese mainland in July 2019, official data showed.


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According to the National Health Commission, there were 943,403 cases of infectious diseases reported on the mainland in July.

Two cases of cholera were reported, and no cases of plague were reported. No fatalities caused by these diseases have been reported, the commission said.

Cholera and the plague are classified as Class A infectious diseases, the most serious classification in China's Law on the Prevention and Treatment of Infectious Diseases.

A total of 340,369 cases were classified as Class B infectious diseases, resulting in 2,253 deaths. Viral hepatitis, tuberculosis, syphilis, dysentery and gonorrhea accounted for 92 percent of these cases.

Category C diseases caused seven deaths in July. Foot and mouth disease, infectious diarrhea and influenza were the most prevalent in this category, accounting for 94 percent of the reported cases.