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Factbox: China's fight against novel coronavirus outbreak

(Xinhua)    13:12, April 08, 2020

BEIJING, April 8 (Xinhua) -- Here are the latest developments on the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in China:

-- Chinese health authority said Wednesday it received reports of 62 new confirmed COVID-19 cases on the Chinese mainland Tuesday, of which 59 were imported.

Two deaths were reported Tuesday, with one in Shanghai and the other in Hubei Province. A total of 12 new suspected cases, 11 imported ones and one in Guangdong, were reported on the mainland.

-- The overall confirmed cases on the mainland had reached 81,802 by Tuesday, including 1,190 patients who were still being treated, 77,279 patients who had been discharged after recovery, and 3,333 people who died of the disease.

-- Also on Tuesday, 137 new asymptomatic COVID-19 cases were reported on the mainland, including 102 imported ones. A total of 1,095 asymptomatic cases were still under medical observation, including 358 from abroad.

-- China has brought the number of coronavirus patients in serious condition to a new low. There were fewer than 200 local patients on the Chinese mainland who remained in severe or critical condition as of Tuesday.

-- No new confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus disease, and one death were reported Tuesday in central China's Hubei Province.

-- With long lines of cars streaming through expressway toll gates and passengers boarding trains, the megacity of Wuhan in central China started lifting outbound travel restrictions from Wednesday after almost 11 weeks of lockdown to stem the spread of COVID-19.

-- Chinese Vice Premier Sun Chunlan has demanded relentless efforts in COVID-19 response to prevent a resurgence of the outbreak as the hard-hit city of Wuhan lifted its 76-day lockdown.

(For the latest China news, Please follow People's Daily on Twitter and Facebook)(Web editor: He Zhuoyan, Liang Jun)

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