Chinese hospitals discharge 36,117 recovered patients of coronavirus infection

Source: Xinhua| 2020-02-28 09:52:06|Editor: huaxia

A recovered patient (R) waves to medical staff of the temporary hospital in Wuhan, central China's Hubei Province, Feb. 26, 2020.(Xinhua/Shen Bohan)

BEIJING, Feb. 28 (Xinhua) -- A total of 36,117 patients infected with the novel coronavirus had been discharged from hospital after recovery by the end of Thursday, Chinese health authority said Friday.

Thursday saw 3,622 people walk out of hospital after recovery, the National Health Commission said in its daily report.

By the end of Thursday, a total of 78,824 confirmed cases of novel coronavirus infection had been reported in 31 provincial-level regions on Chinese mainland, and 2,788 people had died of the disease.