Beijing March 19 — A total of 34 new cases of the novel coronavirus, all imported, were confirmed on the Chinese mainland as of midnight on Wednesday.
It’s the first time that zero domestically-transmitted COVID-19 cases were detected.
According to the latest report from China’s National Health Commission (NHC), eight more deaths were recorded on Wednesday, all in the epicenter in Hubei Province.
The total number of confirmed cases on the Chinese mainland stands at 80,928, with the cumulative death toll of 3,245.
The NHC said 819 patients were discharged from hospitals on Wednesday, bringing the total number of recovered cases to 70,420.
The numbers of confirmed cases in the Hong Kong and Macao special administrative regions and China’s Taiwan region are as follows:
Hong Kong: 192 (95 recovered, 4 dead)
Macao: 15 (10 recovered)
Taiwan: 100 (22 recovered, 1 dead)