The cured COVID-19 patient Ms. Zeng (2nd R) poses for a photo with medical staff at Hainan General Hospital in Haikou, south China's Hainan Province, March 24, 2020. (Xinhua/Guo Cheng)

BEIJING, March 29 (Xinhua) -- A total of 477 patients of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) were discharged from the hospital Saturday on the Chinese mainland, according to the National Health Commission.

Altogether 75,448 patients had been discharged from the hospital after recovery by the end of Saturday, the commission said in its daily report Sunday.

As of Saturday, a total of 81,439 confirmed cases of the COVID-19 had been reported on the mainland, and 3,300 people had died of the disease.  ■

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