As of midnight on March 6 (Beijing Time), Chinese mainland reports 99 new infections of COVID-19 (74 in Hubei) and 28 new deaths (all in Hubei).

The overall confirmed cases on the Chinese mainland had reached 80,651, including 22,177 patients ( 5,489 in serious condition ) still receiving medical treatment in hospital, 55, 404 patients having been discharged after recovery, and 3,070 people died of the disease.

Some vaccines against COVID-19 are expected to enter clinical trials by mid-April .