A staff carries sealed boxes containing samples collected from patients of the Leishenshan (Thunder God Mountain) Hospital to a virus testing center in Wuhan, central China's Hubei Province, Feb. 24, 2020.(Xinhua/Xiao Yijiu)
WUHAN, Feb. 26 (Xinhua) -- Hubei Province, the epicenter of the novel coronavirus outbreak, reported 401 new confirmed cases of novel coronavirus infection and 52 new deaths on Tuesday, the provincial health commission said Wednesday.
The latest report brought the number of total confirmed cases in the hard-hit province to 65,187 and that of total deaths to 2,615.
Wuhan, the provincial capital, reported 370 new confirmed cases and 42 new deaths on Tuesday. In total, the city has registered 47,441 confirmed cases and 2,085 deaths.
The province also saw 2,058 patients discharged from hospital after recovery on Tuesday, bringing the total number of discharged patients in the province to 20,912.
Among the 36,242 hospitalized patients, 6,840 were still in severe condition and another 1,486 in critical condition.
The commission also said Hubei had 2,067 suspected cases, after 533 suspected cases were ruled out while 311 new suspected cases were reported on Tuesday. ■