China Corona Virus Outbreak in China death toll reaches 2663
Seventy-one new coronavirus deaths were reported from China, taking the total number of casualties to 2,663, even as reports suggested that the number of new cases has seen a sharp decline.
According to a daily report released by the National Health Commission (NHC) on Tuesday, the number of confirmed cases has reached 77,658, a jump of 508 cases.
The report stated that 68 deaths were reported in Hubei, two in Shandong and one in Guangdong.
China's daily new confirmed cases of COVID-19 outside ground zero Hubei came down to nine, indicating a continued declining trend.
The daily number of cured and discharged patients has surpassed that of new cases for the seventh consecutive day, the NHC claimed.
Monday saw 2,589 people walking out of hospital after recovery, much higher than the new confirmed patients, state-run Xinhua news agency reported.
A total of 27,323 patients have been been discharged by the end of Monday, it said.
The agency reported that Monday marked the sixth consecutive day when China's daily number of new infections remained under 1,000.