Update: Hubei's new COVID-19 cases drop to single digit

Source: Xinhua| 2020-03-12 09:57:41|Editor: huaxia

Medical workers pose for photos with cured patients at the Wuchang temporary hospital in Wuhan, central China's Hubei Province, March 10, 2020.

WUHAN, March 12 (Xinhua) -- Central China's Hubei Province reported eight new confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) on Wednesday, local health commission said Thursday.

All of the new confirmed cases were reported in Wuhan, the provincial capital and epicenter of the outbreak.

On Wednesday, Hubei reported 10 deaths, seven of which were in Wuhan.

The latest report brought the total confirmed COVID-19 cases in the hard-hit province to 67,781.

As of Wednesday, Hubei had seen no new confirmed COVID-19 cases for seven consecutive days in its 16 cities and prefectures outside Wuhan.