That brings the number of confirmed cases on the mainland to 80,793, including 14,831 patients who were still being treated.
China vows open cooperation with others
On Wednesday, the World Health Organization declared the outbreak a global pandemic as the coronavirus rapidly spread across the world.
At the press conference, Mi reiterated China's willingness to cooperate with the virus-hit countries and regions.
Since the outbreak, China has taken the most comprehensive, strictest and most thorough prevention and control measures by which the country has won precious time for domestic and other countries and regions in the world to prepare for the prevention and control of the epidemic.
China pays close attention to the rapid development of the epidemic situation worldwide, Mi told reporters.
China is willing to continue to maintain an open, transparent and highly responsible attitude to strengthen effective cooperation with the WHO, relevant countries and regions, and make contributions to the global fight against the epidemic, Mi said.