Cure Rates of Virus Patients in China Climb for 19th Day

Photo taken with a mobile phone shows a cured patient posing for group photos with medical workers at the Leishenshan hospital in Wuhan, central China's Hubei Province, Feb. 27, 2020. (Photo by Gao Xiang/Xinhua)

BEIJING (Xinhua) — The proportion of patients who have recovered from COVID-19 in the virus-hit city of Wuhan, other places in Hubei Province, and other provincial-level regions in China outside Hubei, has increased for 19 consecutive days as of Tuesday, Mi Feng, a spokesperson for the National Health Commission (NHC), said Wednesday.

By the end of Tuesday, the cure rate in the epicenter Wuhan had ascended to 50.2 percent, while the number has reached 76.8 percent in the rest of Hubei Province, Mi said at a press conference in Beijing.

Outside Hubei, China has seen 87.3 percent of the confirmed cases recovering from the disease by Tuesday, Mi said.

Mi added that the country will consolidate upon its successes, continue to strengthen treatment for patients with severe symptoms while adhering to the combination of traditional Chinese medicine and Western medicine to enhance the cure rate.

China has seen a total of 49,856 patients recovered from COVID-19 and discharged from hospitals in China by Tuesday, according to the NHC’s daily report.