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NHC Update: New Confirmed Cases Outside Hubei Drop for the 13th Consecutive Day and Cured and Discharged Cases Nationwide Exceed 10,000

2020/02/17

1. Between 00:00 and 24:00, 16 February, the following were newly reported by the 31 provinces, autonomous regions and municipalities and the Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps:

a) 2,048 confirmed cases;

b) 105 fatal cases (including 100 in Hubei Province, 3 in Henan Province and 2 in Guangdong Province);

c) 1,563 suspected cases;

d) 1,425 cured and discharged cases;

e) 28,179 close contacts released from medical observation; and

f) 628 fewer severe cases.

2. As of 24:00, 16 February, the following were reported by the 31 provinces, autonomous regions and municipalities and the Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps:

a) 57,934 confirmed cases (including 10,644 severe cases) still under treatment;

b) 10,844 cured and discharged cases;

c) 1,770 fatal cases;

d) 70,548 confirmed cases;

e) 7,264 suspected cases pending test results; and

f) 546,016 close contacts traced (including 150,539 still under medical observation).

3. Between 00:00 and 24:00, 16 February, the following were newly reported by Hubei:

a) 1,933 confirmed cases (including 1,690 in Wuhan);

b) 1,016 cured and discharged cases (including 543 in Wuhan);

c) 100 fatal cases (including 76 in Wuhan); and

d) 909 suspected cases (including 338 in Wuhan).

As of 24:00, 16 February, Hubei had reported:

a) 49,847 confirmed cases (including 36,385 in Wuhan) still under treatment;

b) 9,797 severe cases (including 8,056 in Wuhan);

c) 6,639 cured and discharged cases (including 3,458 in Wuhan);

d) 1,696 fatal cases (including 1,309 in Wuhan);

e) 58,182 confirmed cases (including 41,152 in Wuhan); and

f) 4,826 suspected cases pending test results (including 1,971 in Wuhan).

4. As of 24:00, 16 February, Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan had altogether reported 87 confirmed cases:

a) 57 (including 2 discharged cases and 1 fatal case) in the Hong Kong SAR;

b) 10 (including 5 discharged cases) in the Macao SAR; and

c) 20 (including 2 discharged cases and 1 fatal case) in the Taiwan region.

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According to the NHC update, between 00:00 and 24:00, 16 February, the number of new confirmed cases outside Hubei dropped to 115 (2,048 nationwide and 1,933 in Hubei Province), marking a 13-day decline. The numbers of new confirmed cases nationwide in the past 13 days were 890 (3 Feb.), 731 (4 Feb.), 707 (5 Feb.), 696 (6 Feb.), 558 (7 Feb.), 509 (8 Feb.), 444 (9 Feb.), 381 (10 Feb.), 377 (11 Feb.), 312 (12 Feb.), 267 (13 Feb.), 221 (14 Feb.) and 166 (15 Feb.) respectively.

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Between 00:00 and 24:00, 16 February, 1,425 cases were cured and discharged nationwide. The number of cured and discharged cases on a single day exceeds 1,000 for the fifth day running. The numbers of cured and discharged cases in the past five days were 1,171 (12 Feb.), 1,081 (13 Feb.), 1,373 (14 Feb.), 1,323 (15 Feb.) and 1,425 (16 Feb.). As of 24:00, 16 February, 10,844 cases were cured and discharged nationwide.

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