Apr 19, 2020 12:20 PM

Hubei Achieves Outbreak Milestone as Entire Province Declared ‘Low Risk’

What’s new: All 76 city- and county-level prefectures in Central China’s Hubei province were listed as “low risk” for Covid-19 in the latest list published by the province on Friday.

Within the provincial capital of Wuhan, all 13 of city’s districts were also listed as “low risk.”

Why it’s important: The latest list marks the first time all of Hubei has been declared “low risk” since the province began issuing such ratings at the beginning of March.

The determination is highly symbolic in China’s battle to contain the virus, since the outbreak began in Hubei and the province was home to the big majority of the nation’s confirmed cases and deaths.

When Hubei first began publishing local ratings on March 4, it listed 37 city- and county-level prefectures as “high risk,” 17 as “medium risk” and 22 as “low risk.”

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