CHINA Factbox: China's fight against novel coronavirus outbreak

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Factbox: China's fight against novel coronavirus outbreak

Xinhua

14:00, February 26, 2020

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BEIJING, Feb. 25 (Xinhua) -- China has stepped up efforts to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus. Here are the latest developments:

-- The National Health Commission said Wednesday it received reports of 406 new confirmed cases of novel coronavirus infection and 52 deaths on Tuesday from 31 provincial-level regions on the mainland, bringing the overall confirmed cases and total deaths on the mainland to 78,064 and 2,715, respectively.

-- Hubei Province, the epicenter of the novel coronavirus outbreak, reported 401 new confirmed cases of novel coronavirus infection and 52 new deaths on Tuesday.

-- China's daily new confirmed cases of COVID-19 outside Hubei Province, epicenter of the outbreak, dropped to five on Tuesday.

-- China's daily number of newly cured and discharged novel coronavirus patients has surpassed that of new infections for the eighth consecutive day.

Tuesday saw 2,422 people on the mainland walk out of hospital after recovery. A total of 29,745 patients infected with the novel coronavirus had been discharged from hospital by the end of Tuesday.

-- Chinese Vice Premier Sun Chunlan on Tuesday called for all-out efforts to treat medical workers who were infected with the coronavirus.

-- China's Ministry of Justice calls for more convenient and effective public legal services to protect migrant workers' interests amid the outbreak.

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