Coronavirus cases plunge outside Hubei

Guangdong added just nine new infections over the weekend, with only three reported yesterday, according to the Guangdong Health Commission. The total number of infections recorded in the province since the outbreak began is 1,345, of which over half, or 722, have been discharged so far.  

A new death was recorded Saturday in Shenzhen, bringing the death toll in the GBA to eight. 

In Hong Kong, five new cases, four evacuated from the quarantined Diamond Princess cruise ship in Japan, were confirmed over the weekend, taking the city’s total to 74. However, 12 patients have been discharged, according to the city’s Centre for Health Protection. 

The nationwide number of new infections outside Hubei was as low as 11 on Sunday, with 25 provinces reporting no new infections. Of the total 77,150 infections, around one-third have been discharged. 

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