At the press briefing given by the State Council inter-agency task force on COVID-19 outbreak on the afternoon of 23 February, Mi Feng, an NHC spokesperson, said that between 00:00 and 24:00, 22 February, 18 confirmed cases, 251 suspected cases and 1 fatal case were newly reported outside Hubei and the number of severe cases down by 45. New confirmed cases dropped below five or to zero in all provinces other than Hubei. The number of new confirmed cases outside Hubei dropped from the Peak of 890 to 18 on 22 February, showing a fluctuating downward trend. 16 provinces and the Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps haven’t seen any new confirmed cases for more than two consecutive days.
Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the People’s Republic of China