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36,117 patients recovers from the infection of novel coronavirus in China

A total of 36,117 patients infected with the novel coronavirus had been discharged from hospital after recovery by the end of February, Chinese health authority.

Last week, they saw 3,622 people walk out of hospital after recovery, the National Health Commission said.

The criteria for deciding if a patient has recovered varies between provinces, but in general, Chinese hospitals require people to test negative twice in a row and to show no obvious symptoms such as a fever.

Patients who are released are supposed to check in with their hospital and can face retesting which is when some tested positive again.

More than 79,000 confirmed cases of novel coronavirus infection had been reported in 31 provincial-level regions on mainland China, Xinhua News reported.


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