'COVID-19 outbreak gradually brought under control in Hubei'

IANS | February 19, 2020 04:14 PM

BEIJING:The coronavirus (COVID-19) epidemic in China's Hubei province has been gradually brought under control, said Mi Feng, spokesperson of the National Health Commission (NHC).

Feng made the remarks at a press conference here on Wednesday, citing the epidemic data in the province over the past week.

The daily count of newly cured and discharged cases in Hubei, excluding the capital city of Wuhan, has exceeded the number of newly confirmed cases for four consecutive days as of Wednesday, he said.

The NHC spokesperson also noted that the number of newly confirmed cases has decreased significantly since Febraury 13 in areas besides Wuhan, and the increase in the cumulative number of confirmed cases has remained flat.

It shows that with the implementation of various prevention and control measures and the strengthening of incoming medical support, the epidemic situation in Hubei has been brought under control and the recovery rate has continuously improved, said Feng.

On Wednesday, 1,693 new confirmed cases were reported in Hubei, including 1,660 in Wuhan. In the meantime, of the 1,266 newly cured and discharged cases, 676 were in Wuhan.

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