Update: China’s Hubei reports single-digit new infections of COVID-19 for four days

Team member Wu Hongkun wears a mask in Wuhan, central China's Hubei Province, March 13, 2020.(Xinhua/Fei Maohua)

WUHAN, March 15 (Xinhua) — Central China’s Hubei Province reported four newly confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and 10 deaths Saturday, the provincial health commission said Sunday.

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

The latest report brought the total confirmed COVID-19 cases in the hard-hit province to 67,794.

As of Saturday, Hubei had seen no new infections for 10 consecutive days in its 16 cities and prefectures outside Wuhan. The city of Wuhan has also seen single-digit daily increases for four days.

The province also saw 1,335 patients discharged from hospital after recovery Saturday, bringing the total number of discharged patients in the province to 54,278.

Among the 9,376 hospitalized patients, 2,551 were still in severe condition and another 612 in critical condition.

The commission also said Hubei still had 18 suspected cases after ruling out 17 suspected cases but including one newly-added suspected case Saturday. ■