WUHAN, March 8 (Xinhua) -- Hubei Province, the epicenter of the novel coronavirus outbreak in China, reported 41 new confirmed cases of novel coronavirus infection and 27 deaths on Saturday, the provincial health commission said Sunday.
All the new infections were in Wuhan, the provincial capital.
The latest report brought the total confirmed cases in the hard-hit province to 67,707 and that of total deaths to 2,986.
Wuhan reported 21 deaths on Saturday. In total, the city has registered 49,912 confirmed cases and 2,370 deaths.
The province also saw 1,543 patients discharged from hospital after recovery on Saturday, bringing the total number of discharged patients in the province to 45,011.
Among the 17,078 hospitalized patients, 4,206 were still in severe condition and another 934 in critical condition.
The commission also said Hubei had 295 suspected cases, after 48 suspected cases were ruled out while 42 new suspected cases were reported on Saturday.