More than 100,000 people have recovered from the novel coronavirus, according to the latest figures from Johns Hopkins University. More cases of the COVID-19, which was first detected in China’s Wuhan city of the Hubei province, have now been confirmed outside the country than within. China has more than 81,400 cases, while nearly 260,000 cases have been reported in nearly 166 other countries.
South Korea has also seen a large number of recoveries, with nearly a third of its infected population having recovered from the virus. Italy, despite having the largest number of confirmed cases outside China, has also seen more recoveries than deaths since the outbreak began. More than 70,000 people in China have recovered from the virus. Nearly 59,000 people in the Hubei province alone have recovered, while thousands more have in other parts of the country,
including in the Guangdong province of southeast China, the eastern provinces of Henan and Zhejiang as well as Hunan in central China. China claims the outbreak has largely been contained, with only one new domestic case reported on Sunday, its first in four days, Reuters reports. The country has managed to slow the spread of the virus following strict containment measures imposed at the onset of the outbreak in late January, including a major lockdown in Wuhan, which is home to nearly 11 million people.