A total of 1,886 new cases of the novel coronavirus were confirmed on the Chinese mainland as of midnight on Monday and 98 new deaths were reported, according to China's National Health Commission.
The total number of confirmed cases on the Chinese mainland now stands at 72,436 and the cumulative death toll is 1,868.
On the same day, Chinese health authorities said 1,701 new patients were discharged from hospital, bringing the total number of recovered cases to 12,552.
The numbers of confirmed cases in Hong Kong and Macao special administrative regions and China's Taiwan region are as follows:
Hong Kong: 60 (one dead, two recovered)
Macao: 10 (five recovered)
Taiwan: 22 (one dead, two recovered)
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