BEIJING - A total of 2,138 people died as a result of infectious diseases in China in October, official data showed.
The Health News quoted the National Health Commission as saying earlier this week that there were 604,282 cases of infectious diseases reported on the mainland last month.
One case of cholera was reported in November and no cases of plague was reported. No fatalities caused by these diseases have been reported, the newspaper report said.
Cholera and 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 284,539 infections of diseases classified as Class B infectious diseases were reported, resulting in 2,130 deaths. Viral hepatitis, tuberculosis, syphilis, gonorrhea as well as dysentery accounted for 93 percent of these cases.
Class C diseases caused eight deaths, the report said.