Health authorities: New coronavirus numbers show positive trend

For the first time, the number of daily new confirmed coronavirus cases in China has dropped to less than 2,000, an official from the National Health Commission said on Tuesday.

The number of daily new confirmed cases in regions outside central China's Hubei Province has decreased to less than 100 for the first time, and the number of daily deaths in China has fallen to 100, the official noted.  

These figures show a positive trend in the prevention and control of the epidemic, said the official.