BEIJING, Feb. 3 (Xinhua) -- More patients infected with the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) have recovered and left hospitals in China.
The first patient in the city of Suining in southwestern China's Sichuan Province recovered from the virus Monday, bringing the total number of patients discharged from hospital after recovery to 13 in the province.
Meanwhile, east China's Fujian Province also reported its first patient recovering from the novel coronavirus Monday.
In south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, five more patients were also cured and discharged from hospital Monday.
In addition, 18 patients have recovered and been discharged from hospital in east China's Jiangxi Province as of Sunday.
Nationwide, a total of 475 patients had been discharged from hospital after recovery by Sunday, Chinese health authorities announced Monday.
Patients can be discharged when the symptoms are alleviated, the body temperature remains at a normal range for at least three days, and the nucleic acid test shows a negative result twice.