Mainland China confirms 44 new coronavirus cases, 27 new deaths

Nurses walk inside a quarantine room for coronavirus patients at finished but still unused building A2 of the Shanghai Public Clinical Center, in Shanghai, China, February 17, 2020. (Reuters)

Health authorities in mainland China on Sunday reported 44 new confirmed cases of the COVID-19 coronavirus by the end of March 7, a decrease from 99 the day prior.

That brings the total number of confirmed cases in China to 80,695 by the end of March 7. Authorities reported 27 new deaths on March 7, down from 28 deaths on March 6.

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All the new deaths occurred in Hubei province, the epicenter of the outbreak. The total number of deaths hit 3,097.

Authorities also counted three new imported coronavirus cases by the end of March 7, bringing the total imported case count to 63.

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Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 10:02 - GMT 07:02