Photo: A medical staff works at the department of infectious diseases in Wuhan Union Hospital./ Xinhua
WUHAN, Feb. 1 (Xinhua) -- Central China's Hubei Province reported 1,347 new confirmed cases of novel coronavirus infection and 45 new deaths on Friday, local health authorities said Saturday.
The provincial capital Wuhan reported 576 new confirmed cases and 33 new deaths, and the cities of Huanggang and Yichang reported 153 and 109 new confirmed cases, respectively, according to the Hubei Provincial Health Commission.
Fifty patients were discharged from hospital in the province on Friday.
Hubei had reported 7,153 confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus infection by Friday, with 249 deaths and 956 patients in severe or critical condition. The province has seen 166 patients discharged from hospital.