New infections of novel coronavirus drop for 14th consecutive day outside Hubei

(Source: Xinhua

A total of 79 new confirmed cases were reported on Monday outside Hubei, a 14th consecutive day drop since Feb. 3.


Staff measure body temperature in an enterprise in Nanchang, east China’s Jiangxi Province, Feb. 17, 2020. Enterprises in Nanchang have rolled out active precaution measures while resuming production amid the national fight against the novel coronavirus outbreak. (Xinhua/Hu Chenhuan)

BEIJING, Feb. 18 (Xinhua) — China’s daily new confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus pneumonia outside Hubei, the epicenter province of the outbreak, have dropped for 14 consecutive days, according to the National Health Commission Tuesday.

A total of 79 new confirmed cases were reported on Monday outside Hubei, a 14th consecutive day drop since Feb. 3, showed figures released by the commission.

A total of 890 new cases were reported outside Hubei on Feb. 3.

The commission said it received reports of 1,886 new confirmed cases on Monday from 31 provincial-level regions and the Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps, including 1,807 in Hubei.