13 new COVID-19 cases, 11 more deaths reported on Chinese mainland
Updated 10:34, 18-Mar-2020

A total of 13 new cases of the novel coronavirus were confirmed on the Chinese mainland as of midnight on Tuesday, with 11 more deaths, according to China's National Health Commission.

The total number of confirmed cases on the Chinese mainland stands at 80,894, while the cumulative death toll is 3,237.

The Chinese health authorities said 922 patients were discharged from hospitals, bringing the total number of recovered cases to 69,601.

Another 12 cases of infections contracted outside China were also reported: three in Beijing, five in Guangdong Province, three in Shanghai, and one in Sichuan Province.

The total number of imported cases in China stands at 155.

The numbers of confirmed cases in the Hong Kong and Macao special administrative regions and China's Taiwan region are as follows:

Hong Kong: 167 (92 recovered, 4 dead)

Macao: 13 (10 recovered)

Taiwan: 77 (22 recovered, 1 dead)