CCTV+BATIEGHAR (巴铁之家)Chinese health authorities said it received reports of 3,143 new confirmed cases of novel coronavirus infection and 73 deaths on Thursday from 31 provincial-level regions and the Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps.
Among the deaths, 69 were in Hubei, one in Jilin, one in Henan, one in Guangdong and one in Hainan, according to China’s National Health Commission.
Another 4,833 new suspected cases were reported on Thursday, including 2,622 in Hubei alone, said the commission.
Also on Thursday, 962 patients (918 in Hubei) became seriously ill, while 387 fully recovered people (184 in Hubei) were discharged from hospital.
The total confirmed cases on the Chinese mainland had reached 31,161 by the end of Thursday, the commission said, noting that a total of 636 people had died of the disease.
The commission added that 4,821 patients remained in severe condition, and 26,359 people were suspected of being infected with the virus.
A total of 1,540 fully recovered people had been discharged from hospital.
The commission said 314,028 close contacts had been traced, adding that among them, 186,045 were still under medical observation.
By the end of Thursday, 24 confirmed cases had been reported in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, including one death, 10 in the Macao SAR (one discharged from hospital) and 16 in Taiwan (one discharged from hospital).