Mainland China’s novel coronavirus death toll has hit 1,523 at the end of Friday, Feb. 14.
This was after the hardest-hit province of Hubei reported 139 new fatalities, the country’s National Health Commission reported.
China's #Hubei Province, the epicenter of #COVID19, reported 139 new deaths, 912 hospital discharges and, under a new standard, 2,420 new confirmed cases on Feb 14. More details:— People's Daily, China (@PDChina) February 15, 2020
- 54,406 confirmed cases
- 1,457 deaths
- 4,774 discharged from hospital
- 38,107 hospitalized pic.twitter.com/O6m7dBkzDf
Hubei saw 2,420 new confirmed Covid-19 infections, about half the number from the previous day.
Cases "clinically diagnosed" through lung imaging are now counted in addition to those that have shown up positive in laboratory tests.
The broadening of the definition of what constitutes an infection added nearly 15,000 patients to Hubei's tally on Thursday.
There are now 66,492 confirmed cases in Chinese mainland, another 56 in Hong Kong, 10 in Macau and 18 in Taiwan.
A total of 8,096 have been discharged from hospital.
The World Health Organisation noted that cases go back weeks were retroactively counted.
Severe cases of novel coronavirus infection in Wuhan account for 18 percent of all confirmed and hospitalised cases.
New confirmed cases outside Hubei Province in the Chinese mainland have dropped for 11 consecutive days, from 890 on Feb. 3 to 221 on Feb. 14, according to the National Health Commission.
New confirmed cases of #COVID19 outside Hubei Province in the Chinese mainland have dropped for 11 consecutive days, from 890 on Feb 3 to 221 on Feb 14, according to the National Health Commission. pic.twitter.com/KOqir8saHh— People's Daily, China (@PDChina) February 15, 2020
Currently, over four-fifths of the Hubei province’s new cases were in the capital of Wuhan.
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