Added on : 2020-03-08 16:35:45
China's death counts from the new coronavirus rose to 3,097 on Sunday, after the National Health Commission reported 27 more fatalities. The confirmed cases for the first time fell below 50 since COVID-19 surfaced in Hubei province in January. Of the 44 new cases reported on Saturday, 41 were in Wuhan in Hubei province, the epicentre of the outbreak. This brings the total number of cases in mainland China past 80,695. Over 20,500 patients were still undergoing treatment and 57,065 discharged after recovery, the NHC said.