1,370 recovered COVID-19 patients discharged on Chinese mainland

Team member He Xueping (1st R) and Yue Dingkun wave goodbye to patients in Wuhan, central China's Hubei Province, March 14, 2020. (Xinhua/Fei Maohua)

BEIJING, March 15 (Xinhua) — A total of 1,370 patients of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) were discharged from the hospital Saturday on the Chinese mainland, according to the National Health Commission.

Altogether 66,911 patients had been discharged from hospital after recovery by the end of Saturday, the commission said in its daily report.

As of Saturday, a total of 80,844 confirmed cases of the COVID-19 had been reported on the mainland, and 3,199 people had died of the disease.  ■