Update: China says its COVID-19 peak is over

Source: Xinhua| 2020-03-12 16:15:37|Editor: huaxia

Medical workers pose for photos after seeing cured patients off at the Wuchang temporary hospital in Wuhan, central China's Hubei Province, March 10, 2020. (Xinhua/Xiao Yijiu)

BEIJING, March 12 (Xinhua) -- The peak of the current outbreak of novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in China is over, a government spokesperson said Thursday.

New cases keep declining and the overall epidemic situation remains at a low level, Mi Feng, a spokesperson for the National Health Commission said at a press conference in Beijing.

Mi said the number of new cases in Wuhan, the epicenter in central China's Hubei Province, has dropped to a single digit, with only eight cases reported on Wednesday.

Only seven new cases were reported on the Chinese mainland outside Hubei, but six were imported from overseas.