first_imgChina’s National Health Commissionreported 1,749 new confirmed cases of coronavirus infections, the lowest dailyrise since Jan. 29, while Hubei province – the epicenter of the outbreak –reported the lowest number of new infections since Feb. 11. BEIJING – The death toll from the newcoronavirus in mainland China passed 2,000 on Wednesday although the number ofnew cases fell for a second straight day, as authorities tightened alreadysevere containment measures in the worst-hit city of Wuhan. Dr. Kong Yuefeng, a recovered COVID-19 patient who has passed his 14-day quarantine, donates plasma in the city’s blood center in Wuhan in central China’s Hubei province on Feb. 18, 2020. CHINATOPIX/APcenter_img The latest figures bring the totalnumber of cases in China to over 74,000 with 2,004 deaths, three quarters ofwhich have occurred in the Hubei provincial capital of Wuhan. The city of 11million people, where the virus first appeared last year, is under virtual lockdown.(Reuters)last_img