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Wuhan's neighboring city Huanggang cleared of confirmed COVID-19 cases

People's Daily Online

(Xinhua) 16:21, March 18, 2020

WUHAN, March 18 (Xinhua) -- Huanggang, a neighboring city of Wuhan, the epicenter of the novel coronavirus outbreak, discharged its last two COVID-19 patients Wednesday as confirmed cases were reduced to zero, local authorities said.

Huanggang, the second-most populous city in central China's Hubei Province with 7.5 million people, had reported the second-highest number of confirmed cases at one point of the outbreak, behind the provincial capital Wuhan.

By the end of Tuesday, the city had reported a total of 2,907 cases, with 125 deaths.

Hubei Province reported one new confirmed case and zero new suspected cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday.

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