Of the hospitalized, 104 are in serious condition, CCTV said on its evening news broadcast, citing statistics reported at 8 a.m. this morning. Separately, 39,965 babies have received treatment and recovered, it said.
Most of the cases were caused from the consumption of powder made by Sanlu Group Co., CCTV said, without being more specific. There have been no reported cases of sickness caused by drinking liquid milk, the TV station added.
Three deaths have been officially reported from consumption of the tainted powder, occurring between May and August, CCTV said. No deaths have occurred this month, it added.
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