Factbox: China's fight against novel coronavirus outbreak

Tuesday, 2020-02-11 10:46:07
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Medical staff register a new patient at a temporary hospital converted from "Wuhan Livingroom" in Wuhan, central China's Hubei Province, February 10, 2020. (Photo: Xinhua)
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China has stepped up efforts to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus. Here are the latest developments:

* China's National Health Commission said on Tuesday (February 11) that it received reports of 2,478 new confirmed cases of novel coronavirus infection and 108 deaths on Monday (February 10) from 31 provincial-level regions and the Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps.
By the end of Monday, a total of 1,016 people had died of the disease and 42,638 confirmed cases had been reported on the Chinese mainland.

* A total of 3,996 patients infected with the virus had been discharged from hospital after recovery by the end of Monday.

* Central China's Hubei Province, the hardest-hit province, reported 2,097 new confirmed injection cases and 103 new deaths on Monday. The figure is 521 fewer than the new confirmed cases reported on Sunday (February 9).

Hubei's capital city of Wuhan, the epicenter of the epidemic, reported 1,552 new infections and 67 new deaths.

* Beijing, Tianjin, Heilongjiang, Anhui and Henan each reported one new death.
New confirmed cases of novel coronavirus pneumonia outside Hubei Province totaled 381 on Monday, dropping for the seventh consecutive day.

* Wuhan rolls out stricter measures to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus: suspected cases with mild symptoms should be quarantined and those with fever be treated nearby; all residential communities will be closed.

The city aims to finish testing all suspected cases of novel coronavirus infection by Tuesday.

* The China Development Bank has granted emergency loans worth CNY20.4 billion (about US$2.9 billion) on Monday to enterprises in the manufacturing and purchasing of virus prevention and control supplies, daily necessities and constructors of the two makeshift hospitals in Wuhan.

Xinhua