Beijing, Feb 26 (IANS) No new cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) infection were reported on Tuesday in 26 of the provincial-level regions on the Chinese mainland, health authorities said on Wednesday.

The Chinese mainland reported a total of 406 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, including 401 in Hubei, one in Shandong, Shanghai and Hebei each, and two in Sichuan, figures released by the National Health Commission and local health authorities showed.

The number of new cases reported on the Chinese mainland excluding Hubei, the epicentre of the COVID-19 outbreak, was five on Tuesday, down from nine on Monday and 11 on Sunday, Xinhua reported.

–IANS

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