As of midnight on Feb 18 (Beijing Time), t
here still remained
confirmed cases (including
in serious condition) on the Chinese mainland.
China's National Health Commission (NHC) had in total received
patients had been cured and discharged from hospital.
A total of
new confirmed cases were reported outside Hubei, a
consecutive day drop since Feb.3.
China's daily number of newly recovered patients has surpassed that of new confirmed infections for the first time on Feb 18, with
people walk out of hospital after recovery, higher than the same day's
new confirmed infections.
Eight province-level regions
on Chinese mainland reported
zero new infections
on Feb 18, including Shanghai, Hainan, Qinghai, Guizhou, Xizang(Tibet), Xinjiang, Liaoning and Gansu.