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China's Hubei reports 1 newly confirmed case of COVID-19

(Xinhua)    09:52, March 17, 2020

WUHAN, March 17 (Xinhua) -- Central China's Hubei Province reported one new confirmed case of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and 12 deaths Monday, the provincial health commission said Tuesday.

The newly confirmed case was reported in Wuhan, the provincial capital and epicenter of the outbreak.

The latest report brought the total confirmed COVID-19 cases in the hard-hit province to 67,799.

As of Monday, Hubei had seen no newly confirmed COVID-19 cases for 12 consecutive days in its 16 cities and prefectures outside Wuhan.

The province also saw 893 patients discharged from hospital after recovery on Monday, bringing the total number of discharged patients in the province to 55,987.

Among the 8,004 hospitalized patients, 2,243 were still in severe condition and another 539 in critical condition.

The commission also said Hubei still had three suspected cases after ruling out 15 suspected cases Monday.

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