Coronavirus outbreak in Shaanxi Province, Covid-19

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A total of 195 new cases of pneumonia diagnosed with new-type coronavirus infection in Shaanxi Province

8th February 2020

As of 10:00 on February 8, 11 new cases of pneumonia diagnosed with new-type coronavirus infection have been added in Shaanxi, and suspected cases There were 92 cases.

Among the newly confirmed cases, there were 8 cases in Xi’an, 1 in Xianyang, 1 in Yan’an, and 1 in Yulin.

A total of 195 confirmed cases of pneumonia with new coronavirus infection were reported in Shaanxi (17 were cured and discharged), of which 108 were imported cases, 76 were close contacts, and 11 were cases without clear contact history.

Among the confirmed cases, there were 88 cases in Xi’an, 12 in Baoji, 16 in Xianyang, 8 in Tongchuan, 9 in Weinan, 8 in Yan’an, 3 in Yulin, 21 in Hanzhong, 21 in Ankang, There were 7 cases in Shangluo City, 1 case in Yangling Demonstration Area, and 1 case in Hancheng City.

There are 321 suspected cases in the province. There were 768 new close contacts in the province, with a total of 9,077, all of which were focused on medical observation.

There were 749 new close contacts released, and a total of 3837 closed contacts.


Introduction to Shaanxi Province

Shaanxi (陕西; Shǎnxī), pronounced roughly Shahn-see, is a north-central province of China, and includes portions of the Loess Plateau on the middle reaches of the Yellow River as well as the Qinling Mountains across the southern part of the province.

The Province of Shaanxi is located in the Central-north of the People’s Republic of China.

On January 23, 1556, a major earthquake in the history struck Hua Shan in the Southeast of Shaanxi province which approximately killed 830,000 people

Then their was the era of Mao Zedong and the Chinese Communists that marched into Yan’an.

Shaanxi is a land-locked province in the middle reaches of the Yellow River. During a span of 1,100 years, 13 dynasties had their capital cities in Shaanxi, with a total of 73 emperors ruling supreme there. The land of Shaanxi is dotted with 60 paleoanthropologic, Paleolithic and Neolithic sites, 72 large-scale tombs of emperors, 20 or so imperial palaces, 2,604 ancient buildings, and 1,200 old temples and monasteries. Overall, you could say that Shaanxi Province is a colossal natural and historical museum for the world to visit.

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Shaanxi is a land-locked province in the middle reaches of the Yellow River. During a span of 1,100 years, 13 dynasties had their capital cities in Shaanxi, with a total of 73 emperors ruling supreme there. The land of Shaanxi is dotted with 60 paleoanthropologic, Paleolithic and Neolithic sites, 72 large-scale tombs of emperors, 20 or so imperial palaces, 2,604 ancient buildings, and 1,200 old temples and monasteries. Overall, you could say that Shaanxi Province is a colossal natural and historical museum for the world to visit.

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Xi’an Xianyang International Airport ()

Geography of Shaanxi Province

Shaanxi has large desert along its borders with the Inner Mongolia Autonomousi Region. Some of the significant cities of Shaanxi Province are Tongchuan, Xianyang, Yan’an, Ankang, Baoji, Hanzhong, Lintong and Xi’an.

Climate of Shaanxi Province

Northern Shaanxi has extrem cold winters but it can be very hot during the summer months. The southern part of Shaanxi Province has much more raining. The average temperature is between 9o Celsius and 16o Celsius but during the month of January the temperatures are between -11o Celsius to +3.5o Celsius. During the month of July the climate is between +21o Celsius to +28o Celsius.

Local Economy of Shaanxi Province

The GDP for the year 2007 of the province of Shaanxi was registered at 536,985 billion RMB and the per capita GDP was 14,350 RMB during the year 2007.

Tourist Attractions in Shaanxi Province

You have to visit the ancient city of Xi’an if you want to visit the Terracotta Army Museum that belonged to the First Qin Emperor and which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Other places of interest in Shaanxi Province are the famous Daqin Pagoda, the Imperial and/or Zhao Mausoleums and well Mount Hua and Mount Taibai.

Xi’an also boasts the Banpo Neolithic Village and the Great Mosque of Xi’an, as well as the Bell and Drum Tower or the History Museum of Shaanxi Province.

Cities in Shaanxi Province

  • Xi’an – Capital city of Shaanxi Province, starting point of the ancient Silk Road, known for its army of terracotta warriors.
  • Yan’an – center of Chinese revolution in 1937, nicknamed the “Cradle of the Revolution”
  • Yulin – garrison town on the Great Wall of China in the time of the Ming dynasty
  • Shenmu – garrison town on the Great Wall of China in the time of the Ming dynasty
  • Hanzhong
  • Baoji
  • Tongchuan
  • Xianyang

Other destinations

  • Huangdiling National Park (Mausoleum of Yellow Emperor)
  • Huanghe Hukou Pubu National Park (Hukou Falls at Yellow River)
  • Huashan National Park
  • Lishan National Park in Lintong
  • Qiachuan National Park in Heyang (Qiachuan: Locally pronounced Hechuan)
  • Tiantaishan National Park in Baoji
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