CHINA China's Hubei reports 318 new coronavirus cases


China's Hubei reports 318 new coronavirus cases


09:25, February 28, 2020


Photo: Doctor Zheng Wanli checks a patient's CT image at a temporary hospital in Jiangxia District in Wuhan, central China's Hubei Province, Feb. 25, 2020. /Xinhua

WUHAN, Feb. 28 (Xinhua) -- Hubei Province, the epicenter of the novel coronavirus outbreak, reported 318 new confirmed cases of novel coronavirus infection and 41 new deaths on Thursday, the provincial health commission said Friday.

The latest report brought the number of total confirmed cases in the hard-hit province to 65,914 and that of total deaths to 2,682.

Wuhan, the provincial capital, reported 313 new confirmed cases and 28 new deaths on Thursday. In total, the city has registered 48,137 confirmed cases and 2,132 deaths.

The province also saw 3,203 patients discharged from hospital after recovery on Thursday, bringing the total number of discharged patients in the province to 26,403.

Among the 32,878 hospitalized patients, 6,270 were still in severe condition and another 1,363 in critical condition.

The commission also said Hubei had 1,989 suspected cases, after 360 suspected cases were ruled out while 332 new suspected cases were reported on Thursday. 

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