CHINA China's Hubei reports 398 new coronavirus cases


China's Hubei reports 398 new coronavirus cases


11:56, February 24, 2020


File Photo: Volunteers carry out disinfection work in Jiang'an District of Wuhan, central China's Hubei Province, Feb. 9, 2020. /Xinhua

BEIJING, Feb. 24 (Xinhua) -- Hubei Province, the epicenter of the novel coronavirus outbreak, reported 398 new confirmed cases of the virus infection and 149 new deaths on Sunday, Chinese health authority said Monday. 

The latest report brought the total confirmed cases in the hardest-hit province to 64,287, according to the National Health Commission. 

Wuhan, the provincial capital, reported 348 new confirmed cases and 131 new deaths on Sunday. In total, the city has reported 46,607 confirmed cases and 1,987 deaths. 

The province also saw 1,439 patients discharged from hospital after recovery on Sunday, bringing the total number of discharged patients in the province to 16,738.

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