A staff member does nucleic acid testing work at a novel coronavirus detection lab in Wuhan, central China's Hubei Province, Feb. 22, 2020. (Photo: Xinhua)
WUHAN, Feb. 23 (Xinhua) -- Hubei Province, the epicenter of the novel coronavirus outbreak, reported 630 new confirmed cases of the virus infection and 96 new deaths on Saturday, the provincial health commission said Sunday.
The latest report brought the total confirmed cases in the hard-hit province to 64,084.
Wuhan, the provincial capital, reported 541 new confirmed cases and 82 new deaths on Saturday. In total, the city has registered 46,201 confirmed cases and 1,856 deaths.
The province also saw 1,742 patients discharged from hospital after recovery on Saturday, bringing the total number of discharged patients in the province to 15,299.
Among the 40,127 hospitalized patients, 8,583 were still in severe condition and another 1,845 in critical condition.
The commission also said Hubei had 3,363 suspected cases, after 1,750 suspected cases were ruled out while 631 were added on Saturday.