BEIJING, March 12 (Xinhua) -- Here are the latest developments on the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in China:
-- The National Health Commission received reports of 15 new confirmed cases of novel coronavirus infection and 11 deaths on the Chinese mainland on Wednesday. On the same day, a total of 1,318 people were discharged from hospital after recovery.
-- The overall confirmed cases on the mainland had reached 80,793 by the end of Wednesday, including 14,831 patients who were still being treated, 62,793 patients who had been discharged after recovery, and 3,169 people who died of the disease.
-- Six imported cases were reported on the mainland Wednesday. Among them, three were reported in Guangdong Province, two in Gansu Province and one in Henan Province. By the end of Wednesday, 85 imported cases had been reported.
-- Central China's Hubei Province reported eight new confirmed COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, all of which were in Wuhan, the provincial capital and epicenter of the outbreak.
-- On Wednesday, Hubei reported 10 deaths, seven of which were in Wuhan. The latest report brought the total confirmed COVID-19 cases in the hard-hit province to 67,781.
-- Hubei had seen no new confirmed COVID-19 cases for seven consecutive days in its 16 cities and prefectures outside Wuhan.
-- China will work to shorten the negative list on foreign investment and encourage financial institutions to increase foreign trade loans to cope with the impact of the epidemic and keep steady progress in foreign trade and investment. Sound preparations will be made for the China Import and Export Fair (Canton Fair) this spring.