More Chinese provinces cleared of COVID-19 cases

Source: Xinhua| 2020-03-16 18:36:33|Editor: huaxia

A cured patient expresses gratitude to a medical worker at Tianjin Haihe Hospital in north China's Tianjin Municipality, March 15, 2020. (Xinhua/Deng Haoran)

Over 10 provincial-level regions on the Chinese mainland are clear of the novel coronavirus cases.

BEIJING, March 16, 2020 (Xinhua) -- The municipalities of Tianjin and Chongqing on Sunday joined a crop of provincial-level regions that have reduced the number of COVID-19 patients to zero. Jilin Province has joined the crop on Monday, bringing the number to more than ten.

A cured patient walks out of the ward with medical workers at Tianjin Haihe Hospital in north China's Tianjin Municipality, March 15, 2020. (Xinhua/Deng Haoran)

At 4:50 p.m on Sunday, Tianjin saw its last COVID-19 patient walk out of the hospital. The northern municipality has so far registered a total of 136 confirmed cases and three deaths.

A recovered patient gestures to bid farewell to the medical staff at the Chongqing Public Health Center in southwest China's Chongqing, March 15, 2020. (Xinhua/Wang Quanchao)

After recovery, the last COVID-19 patient in Chongqing, a 52-year-old man, was discharged from a hospital in Changshou District around 11 a.m on Sunday.

The southwestern municipality has registered a total of 576 confirmed cases, including six deaths. It has not reported any new infections for 19 consecutive days.

A recovered patient waves to bid farewell to the medical staff at the Chongqing Public Health Center in southwest China's Chongqing, March 15, 2020. (Xinhua/Wang Quanchao)

A recovered patient leaves the Chongqing Public Health Center in southwest China's Chongqing, March 15, 2020. (Xinhua/Wang Quanchao)

A medical worker presents a bouquet to a recovered patient at the Chongqing Public Health Center in southwest China's Chongqing, March 15, 2020. (Xinhua/Wang Quanchao)

A recovered patient takes interviews as he leaves the Chongqing Public Health Center in southwest China's Chongqing, March 15, 2020. (Xinhua/Wang Quanchao)■

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