New suspected cases of novel coronavirus infection drops for 2nd consecutive day

Source: Xinhua| 2020-02-05 09:58:00|Editor: huaxia

Medical workers gesture to each other through the window in Zhangzhou Municipal Hospital in Zhangzhou, southeast China's Fujian Province, Feb. 2, 2020. Zhangzhou Municipal Hospital is a designated hospital to treat patients infected with the novel coronavirus in the city. (Photo by Xiao Heyong/Xinhua)

BEIJING, Feb. 5 (Xinhua) -- The number of new suspected cases of the novel coronavirus infection on the Chinese mainland dropped for the second consecutive day on Tuesday, according to figures from the National Health Commission.

The commission said Wednesday it received reports of 3,971 new suspected cases on Tuesday from 31 provincial-level regions and the Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps, compared with 5,072 cases reported on Monday and 5,173 on Sunday.