China reports 5,090 new confirmed cases of coronavirus infection, 121 new deaths


BEIJING, Feb 14, 2020 (BSS/XINHUA) – Chinese health authorities Friday said
it received reports of 5,090 new confirmed cases of novel coronavirus
infection and 121 deaths on Thursday from 31 provincial-level regions and the
Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps.

Among the deaths, 116 were in Hubei Province, two in Heilongjiang, and one
in Anhui, Henan and Chongqing respectively, according to the National Health

Another 2,450 new suspected cases were reported Thursday, said the

Also on Thursday, 2,174 patients became seriously ill, while 1,081 people
were discharged from hospital after recovery.

The overall confirmed cases on the Chinese mainland had reached 63,851 by
the end of Thursday, and 1,380 people had died of the disease.

The commission added that 10,204 patients remained in severe condition, and
10,109 people were suspected of being infected with the virus.

A total of 6,723 people had been discharged from hospital after recovery.

The commission said 493,067 close contacts had been traced, adding that
among them, 26,905 were discharged from medical observation Thursday, with
177,984 others still under medical observation.

By the end of Thursday, 53 confirmed cases including one death had been
reported in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR), 10 confirmed
cases in the Macao SAR, and 18 in Taiwan.

One patient in Hong Kong, three in Macao and one in Taiwan have been
discharged from hospital after recovery.