COVID-19: 41 new cases, seven more deaths reported on Chinese mainland
Updated 09:35, 21-Mar-2020

A total of 41 new COVID-19 cases, all of them imported from abroad, and seven more deaths were confirmed on the Chinese mainland as of Friday midnight, according to China's National Health Commission.

The total number of confirmed cases on the Chinese mainland stands at 81,008, while the cumulative death toll is now at 3,255.

On the same day, Chinese health authorities said 590 patients were discharged from hospitals, bringing the total number of recovered cases to 71,740.

The latest numbers of confirmed cases in Hong Kong and Macao special administrative regions and Taiwan are as follows:

Hong Kong: 256 (98 recovered, 4 dead)

Macao: 17 (10 recovered)

Taiwan: 135 (26 recovered, 2 dead)