Of the 20,500 people who are now undergoing treatment, more than 5,260 of them are in serious condition.According to the World Health Organization (WHO), there are now 101,927 coronavirus cases worldwide.
On the same day, the Chinese health authorities said that 1,535 patients had been discharged from hospitals, bringing the total number of recovered cases to 58,600.
Outside mainland China, the number of cases rose to 114 in Hong Kong, while it was reported as 10 in Macau. The patient was hospitalized in intensive care and required machine-assisted breathing, the statement said.
A total of 105,586 confirmed cases of the COVID-19 have been reported worldwide as of Sunday, an increase of 3,656 infections from the previous day, including 3,610 new cases outside China.
South Korea, which has the most number of cases second to China, reported dozens of new infections on Monday, but said the spread is "coming under control".
The coronavirus has killed over 3,000 people in China and infected more than 80,500.
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The situation is worse in Italy where more than 2,500 confirmed cases of the virus have been recorded, with almost 80 deaths. He added: "I offer my honest condolences to their family and friends and ask that their request for privacy is respected".
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Beijing is increasing measures to limit the disruption to businesses as economic impacts widen across the globe. As financial markets dived again, repercussions from the virus also rattled livelihoods in the real economy.
China has closed most of the makeshift hospitals opened to receive coronavirus patients in the epidemic's epicentre as the number of new infections in the country hit a record low.
But Ding stressed that cases in Hubei - and its capital Wuhan where the virus emerged - still made up a huge proportion of the national toll.
Authorities additionally counted three new imported coronavirus instances by the end of March 7, bringing the entire imported case depend to 63. The deadly virus, which originated from Wuhan, has infected 110,337 people in more than 90 countries in just almost three months.
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China is now struggling with the imported cases of the coronavirus within its territory.
The only new cases outside Hubei were four imported from overseas, the health commission said, bringing the total of imported infections brought into the country to 67.
While the domestic spread of the virus has significantly slowed in recent days, authorities continue to be mindful of risks stemming from people - foreigners and Chinese nationals - traveling back to China from affected regions.