A staff member works in a laboratory in Wuhan, central China's Hubei Province, February 13, 2020. /Xinhua Photo
As of Friday, the number of new coronavirus cases confirmed in China, outside of Hubei Province, has declined for 11 consecutive days since February 3, according to the data released by the National Health Commission.
A total of 221 new confirmed cases were reported on Friday in 30 provincial-level regions and the Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps, a significant drop from 890 on February 3 and 267 on February 13.
Hubei, the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak, reported 2,420 new cases (including 1,138 clinically confirmed cases) of infection on Friday, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the province to 54,406 (including 16,522 clinically confirmed cases).