26 provincial-level regions in China report no new COVID-19 case

Source: Xinhua| 2020-02-26 19:54:44|Editor: huaxia

Staff takes a worker's body temperature at the entrance of a plant in Hengshui, north China's Hebei Province, Feb. 26, 2020. (Xinhua/Mou Yu)

BEIJING, Feb. 26 (Xinhua) -- No new cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) infection were reported Tuesday in 26 provincial-level regions on the Chinese mainland, according to health authorities Wednesday.

The Chinese mainland reported a total of 406 new COVID-19 cases Tuesday, including 401 in Hubei, one in Shandong, Shanghai and Hebei each, and two in Sichuan, showed figures released by the National Health Commission and local health authorities.

The number of new cases reported on the Chinese mainland excluding Hubei, the epicenter of the COVID-19 outbreak, was five on Tuesday, down from nine on Monday and 11 on Sunday.