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Factbox: China's fight against novel coronavirus outbreak

(Xinhua)    11:15, March 02, 2020

BEIJING, March 2 (Xinhua) -- China has stepped up efforts to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus. Here are the latest developments:

-- The National Health Commission said it received 202 new confirmed cases of novel coronavirus infection and 42 deaths on Sunday on the Chinese mainland. All the deaths were in Hubei Province, the epicenter of the outbreak.

Also on Sunday, 2,837 people were discharged from hospital after recovery, while the number of severe cases decreased by 255 to 7,110.

The overall confirmed cases on the mainland had reached 80,026 by the end of Sunday, including 32,652 patients who were still being treated, 44,462 patients who had been discharged after recovery, and 2,912 people who had died of the disease.

-- Hubei Province reported 196 new confirmed cases of novel coronavirus infection.

The latest report brought the total confirmed cases in the hard-hit province to 67,103 and that of total deaths to 2,803.

Wuhan, the provincial capital, reported 193 confirmed cases and 32 deaths on Sunday. In total, the city has registered 49,315 confirmed cases and 2,227 deaths.

The province also saw 2,570 patients discharged from hospital after recovery on Sunday, bringing the total number of discharged patients in the province to 33,757.

-- The temporary hospital with the most beds in Wuhan had discharged a total of over 1,000 people as of Sunday.

The Jianghan temporary hospital, converted from Wuhan International Conference and Exhibition Center, started receiving patients from Feb. 5. It is equipped with 1,564 beds and over 1,100 staff.

(For the latest China news, Please follow People's Daily on Twitter and Facebook)(Web editor: Zhao Tong, Bianji)

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