BEIJING, March 23 (Xinhua) - A total of 459 patients of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) were discharged from hospital Sunday on the Chinese mainland, according to the National Health Commission.
Medics supporting virus-hit Hubei Province attend a welcome ceremony at Kunming Changshui International Airport in Kunming, southwest China's Yunnan Province, March 22, 2020. About 700 medical workers of Yunnan Province left Wuhan on Sunday after finishing their tasks in Hubei Province. (Xinhua/Jiang Wenyao)
Altogether 72,703 patients had been discharged from hospital after recovery by the end of Sunday, the commission said in its daily report Monday.
As of Sunday, a total of 81,093 confirmed cases of the COVID-19 had been reported on the mainland, and 3,270 people had died of the disease.