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China sees zero COVID-19 infection in over 20 provincial-level regions

Xinhua | Updated: 2020-02-25 18:18
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A doctor informs recovered patients of the dos and don'ts after they are discharged from a Fang Cang makeshift hospital in Wuhan, Central China's Hubei province. [Photo by Yuan Zheng/for]

BEIJING -- A total of 23 provincial-level regions and the Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps reported no increase of newly confirmed cases of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) infection on Monday, Mi Feng, a spokesperson for the National Health Commission, said Tuesday.

Seven provinces reported no more than two new confirmed cases Monday, Mi said at a press conference in Beijing.

The overall number of new infections of COVID-19 outside Hubei province, the epicenter of the outbreak, has dropped to nine Monday, Mi said.

The number of new cases reported outside Hubei on Feb 3 was 890, according to the commission's daily report.

The commission said it received reports of 508 new confirmed cases on Monday from 31 provincial-level regions and the Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps, including 499 in Hubei.

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