By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews

Official numbers coming out of China have seen a significant drop in recent days with the latest information from Chinese authorities showing 433 new confirmed cases (409 in Hubei and 383 in Wuhan) and 29 new deaths (26 in Hubei and 1 in Beijing, Heilongjiang, and Henan) Wednesday.

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This brings the country total to 78,497 confirmed cases and 2,744 deaths.

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In South Korea the situation appears to be going in the opposite direction. In the past 24 hours, the Korean CDC reported 334 additional confirmed cases, bringing the total to 1,595, including 13 fatalities.

Globally, more than 82,000 COVID-19 cases have been reported from 50 countries, including 2,804 deaths.