Six contacts of patients monitored in Hubei, once the virus epicenter

Friday, July 31, 2020

There were no additional confirmed, asymptomatic or suspected coronavirus patients in central Hubei province Thursday, the provincial health commission said Friday. It was once the coronavirus epicenter, where thousands died.

By Thursday, six close contacts were still under medical observation in Hubei.

The province cleared its asymptomatic patients on July 23, after the last such patient was discharged from medical observation in Enshi Tujia and Miao Autonomous Prefecture.

Hubei had reported a total of 68,135 confirmed patients, and 63,623  had been cured and discharged from hospitals. The disease has claimed 4,512 lives in the province.