BEIJING, Feb 17 (Xinhua): A total of 10,844 patients infected with the novel coronavirus had been discharged from hospital after recovery by the end of Sunday, the Chinese health authority announced on Monday (Feb 17).
Sunday saw 1,425 people walk out of hospital after recovery, the National Health Commission said in its daily report.
By the end of Sunday, a total of 1,770 people had died of the disease and 70,548 confirmed cases of novel coronavirus infection had been reported in 31 provincial-level regions and the Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps in China.
Meanwhile in Wuhan, a local hosptial said it had on Sunday completed an autopsy on the bodies of two patients who died from the Covid-19 virus, and the results had been sent for further examination to study the pathology of the virus so as to understand the pathogenicity and lethality of the disease and better treat patients in critical or severe condition.
"We will study how the virus distributes in the patient's body and where it exactly attacks, so we can know what to do to intervene and defend the patient from the virus' further possible attack," said Prof Liu Liang with Tongji Medical College of Huazhong University of Science and Technology.- Xinhua
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