of midnight on Feb 12 (Beijing Time), China's National Health Commission (NHC) had received
confirmed cases and
deaths on the Chinese mainland. In all
patients had been cured and discharged from hospital.
There still remained 52,526 confirmed cases (including 8,030 in serious condition) and 13,435
No confirmed or suspected COVID-19 patients remain in
as the only patient was discharged
from hospital Wednesday.
Why a surge in confirmed cases in Hubei?
A revision in the diagnosis criteria
ID-19 in Hubei province has resulted in a sudden surge in the number of confirmed patients.
Clinically diagnosed criteria have been established in Hubei
. Suspected cases with pneumonia images are diagnosed as clinical cases, so that they can receive standard treatment in accordance with the relevant requirements of confirmed cases, further improving the success rate of treatment. At present,
13,332 clinical cases
reported in Hubei have been included in the confirmed case statistics, and all-out efforts have been made to enhance treatment, reduce serious cases and decrease the fatality rate.