China's Hubei reports 5 new confirmed coronavirus cases
People's Daily Online
(Xinhua) 13:31, March 13, 2020
WUHAN, March 13 (Xinhua) -- Central China's Hubei Province reported five new confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) on Thursday, local health commission said Friday.
All of the new confirmed cases were reported in Wuhan, the provincial capital and epicenter of the outbreak.
On Thursday, Hubei reported six deaths.
The latest report brought the total confirmed COVID-19 cases in the hard-hit province to 67,786.
As of Thursday, Hubei had seen no new confirmed COVID-19 cases for eight consecutive days in its 16 cities and prefectures outside Wuhan.
Wuhan had reported 49,991 confirmed cases and 2,436 deaths as of Thursday, according to the commission.
The province also saw 1,255 patients discharged from hospital after recovery on Thursday, bringing the total number of discharged patients in the province to 51,553.
Among the 11,808 hospitalized patients, 3,251 were still in severe condition and another 697 in critical condition.
The commission also said Hubei had 49 suspected cases.
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