Medical workers receive a patient at Jiangxia temporary hospital in Wuhan, capital city of central China's Hubei Province, Feb. 14, 2020. Jiangxia temporary hospital, a 400-bed hospital converted from an outdoor sports center, started to receive COVID-19 patients with mild symptoms on Friday. The hospital is the first temporary hospital that mainly adopt Traditional Chinese medicines (TCM) to treat the patients. (Xinhua/Cheng Min)
BEIJING, Feb. 15 (Xinhua) -- China has stepped up efforts to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus. Here are the latest developments:
-- A total of 217 medical teams with 25,633 medical workers had been sent to Hubei to help combat the COVID-19 as of Friday. Of the medical workers, 20,374 are now working in Wuhan.
Three mobile P3 laboratories were also dispatched to the epicenter for epidemic control.
-- Up to 30 to 39 percent of patients of the COVID-19 have been discharged from two of Wuhan's hospitals that take in severe patients, including the Jinyintan Hospital.
-- Nine temporary hospitals with more than 6,960 beds have opened in Hubei, with 5,606 patients infected with the novel coronavirus are receiving treatment in these hospitals currently.
Photo taken on Feb. 12, 2020 shows the interior of the temporary hospital converted from Wuhan Sports Center in Wuhan, central China's Hubei Province. With the fundamental facilities being set up, the temporary hospital with a total of 1,100 beds is ready to admit patients with mild symptoms caused by the novel coronavirus. (Xinhua/Xiao Yijiu)
-- The number of daily new confirmed cases of novel coronavirus infection outside Hubei have been dropping for 10 consecutive days, from nearly 900 on Feb. 3 to below 300 on Feb. 13.
Eight provincial-level regions, including Shanxi, Inner Mongolia, Jilin, Tibet and Xinjiang reported less than five new confirmed cases in three consecutive days.
-- China reports 2,641 new confirmed cases of novel coronavirus infection and 143 deaths on Friday from 31 provincial-level regions and the Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps.
By the end of Friday, a total of 1,523 people had died of the disease and 66,492 confirmed cases of novel coronavirus infection had been reported on the Chinese mainland.
-- A total of 8,096 patients infected with the novel coronavirus had been discharged from hospital after recovery by the end of Friday. China saw 1,373 people walk out of hospital after recovery on Friday.
-- Hubei Province, center of the novel coronavirus outbreak, reported 2,420 new confirmed cases and 139 new deaths on Friday. The figure of new cases included 1,138 clinically diagnosed cases, while the new deaths also included 34 who were clinically diagnosed.
Medical staff help a 14-month-old baby infected with the novel coronavirus put on a mask and prepare to take him for a computed tomography (CT) imaging test in an ICU isolation ward of Wuhan Children's Hospital in Wuhan, capital of central China's Hubei Province, Feb. 6, 2020. (Wuhan Children's Hospital/Handout via Xinhua)
Wuhan, the provincial capital, recorded a total of 37,914 confirmed cases, including 14,953 clinically diagnosed ones. The city reported 1,923 new infections and 107 new deaths on Friday.
-- Henan reported two new deaths, and Beijing and Chongqing reported one new death, respectively, on Friday.
-- The city of Xiaogan, one of the hardest-hit cities in Hubei, asked all residential communities and areas to start close-off management starting Friday afternoon. All residents will not be allowed to exit and re-enter their communities or residential areas. Daily necessities for residents will be delivered by the community committees, and purchasing services will be provided for urgently-needed goods.
-- Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) universities and hospitals across China have sent 2,220 medical workers to Hubei Province to help combat the novel coronavirus outbreak. ■