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Latest numbers on coronavirus infection


Patients walk into a ward at the Leishenshan (Thunder God Mountain) Hospital in Wuhan, capital of Central China's Hubei province, Feb 16, 2020. The hospital admitted one hundred COVID-19 patients on Sunday. [Photo/Xinhua]

The number of confirmed infections of the novel coronavirus on the Chinese mainland climbed to 70,548 as of Sunday at midnight, including 1,770 deaths, according to the National Health Commission.

Among them, 2,048 confirmed cases and 105 deaths were newly reported on Sunday, the commission said on Monday morning.

A total of 1,563 suspected cases were newly reported on Sunday, bringing the total number of suspected cases on the Chinese mainland to 7,264 as of Sunday at midnight.

The number of confirmed cases rose to 57 in Hong Kong, including one death and two recoveries, 10 in Macao, including five recovery cases, and 18 in Taiwan, including one death and two patients discharged from hospital.

With an addition of 1,425 people released from the hospital on Sunday, a total of 10,844 people have been discharged from the hospital on the mainland as of Sunday at midnight.

Health authorities on the mainland have traced 546,016 people with close contact with patients, with 150,539 of them still under medical observation.


(Source: China Daily)