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A total of 20 new cases of the novel coronavirus were confirmed on the Chinese mainland as of midnight on Saturday, with 10 more deaths, according to China’s National Health Commission. The total number of confirmed cases on the Chinese mainland stands at 80,844, while the cumulative death toll is now at 3,199.
On the same day, Chinese health authorities said 1,370 patients were discharged from hospitals, bringing the total number of recovered cases to 66,911. Another 16 cases of infections contracted outside China were also reported, bringing the total number of cases originating outside China to 111.
The numbers of confirmed cases in Hong Kong and Macao special administrative regions and China’s Taiwan region are as follows: Hong Kong: 141 (81 recovered, 4 dead) Macao: 10 (10 recovered) Taiwan: 53 (20 recovered, 1 dead)