Chinese hospitals discharge 243 recovered patients of coronavirus

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BEIJING, Feb. 1 (Xinhua) — A total of 243 patients infected with the novel coronavirus had been discharged from hospitals after recovery by the end of Friday, Chinese health authorities announced Saturday.

A cured patient (C) poses for a group photo with medical staff in front of a hospital in Qingyuan, south China’s Guangdong Province, Jan. 30, 2020. The patient, who was the first diagnosed with novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) pneumonia in Qingyuan, got cured and was discharged from hospital. (Xinhua/Li Sijing)

Friday saw 72 people walk out of the hospital after recovery, the National Health Commission (NHC) said in its daily report.

A cured patient is discharged from the First Affiliated Hospital of Nanchang University in Nanchang, east China’s Jiangxi Province, Jan. 27, 2020. He is the first coronavirus-infected patient that was cured in Jiangxi Province. (Xinhua/Wan Xiang)

Patients can be discharged when the symptoms are alleviated, the body temperature remains at a normal range for at least three days, and the nucleic acid test shows a negative result twice, according to the NHC.

As of Friday midnight, a total of 259 people had died and 11,791 confirmed cases of novel coronavirus infection had been reported in 31 provincial-level regions and the Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps in China.

Source: Xinhuanet.Com 

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