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NHC Update: New Confirmed Cases Outside Hubei Drop for the 16th Consecutive Day and Cured and Discharged Cases in Hubei Surpass 10,000

2020/02/20

1. Between 00:00 and 24:00, 19 February, the following were newly reported by the 31 provinces, autonomous regions and municipalities and the Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps:

a) 394 confirmed cases;

b) 114 fatal cases (including 108 in Hubei, and 1 in Hebei, Shanghai, Fujian, Shandong, Yunnan and Shaanxi respectively);

c) 1,277 suspected cases;

d) 1,779 cured and discharged cases;

e) 25,318 close contacts released from medical observation; and

f) 113 fewer severe cases.

2. As of 24:00, 19 February, the following had been reported by the 31 provinces, autonomous regions and municipalities and the Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps:

a) 56,303 confirmed cases (including 11,864 severe cases) still under treatment;

b) 16,155 cured and discharged cases;

c) 2,118 fatal cases;

d) 74,576 confirmed cases (revised down by 1 in Jiangxi, Henan and Yunnan respectively);

e) 4,922 suspected cases; and

f) 589,163 close contacts traced (including 126,363 still under medical observation).

3. Between 00:00 and 24:00, 19 February, the following were newly reported by Hubei:

a) 349 confirmed cases (including 615 in Wuhan, and 13 in Xiantao and three other cities. The number of confirmed cases in Jingmen, Xianning and seven other cities and one autonomous prefecture was revised down by 279 -- based on the nucleic acid testing conducted on clinically confirmed cases, those tested negative were deducted);

b) 1,209 cured and discharged cases (including 553 in Wuhan);

c) 108 fatal cases (including 88 in Wuhan); and

d) 880 suspected cases (including 483 in Wuhan).

As of 24:00, 19 February, Hubei had reported:

a) 49,665 confirmed cases (including 37,994 in Wuhan) still under treatment;

b) 11,178 severe cases (including 9,689 in Wuhan);

c) 10,337 cured and discharged cases (including 5,448 in Wuhan);

d) 2,029 fatal cases (including 1,585 in Wuhan);

e) 62,031 confirmed cases (including 45,027 in Wuhan); and

f) 3,456 suspected cases (including 1,940 in Wuhan).

4. As of 24:00, 19 February, Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan had altogether reported 99 confirmed cases:

a) 65 (including 5 discharged cases and 2 fatal cases) in the Hong Kong SAR;

b) 10 (including 6 discharged cases) in the Macao SAR; and

c) 24 (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, 19 February, the number of new confirmed cases outside Hubei dropped to 45, marking a 16-day decline. The numbers of new confirmed cases outside Hubei in the past 16 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.), 166 (15 Feb.), 115 (16 Feb.), 79 (17 Feb.) and 56 (18 Feb.) respectively.

Between 00:00 and 24:00, 19 February, the number of new confirmed cases outside Hubei stayed below 100 for a third day. The numbers of new confirmed cases outside Hubei in the past three days were 79 (17 Feb.), 56 (18 Feb.) and 45 (19 Feb.) respectively.

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