Over 2,850 medics involved in anti-virus battle in Xinjiang

Medical staff bid farewell to cured patients of the novel coronavirus pneumonia at the Sixth People's Hospital of Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region in Urumqi, Northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region, Feb 11, 2020. [Photo/Xinhua]

More than 2,850 medics have directly participated in medical treatment in the coronavirus outbreak in Northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region, local authorities said.

Xinjiang designated 11 hospitals to treat infected patients, with medical experts sent there to help with medical efforts, according to the regional health commission.

Meanwhile, a long-distance diagnosis platform connected 1,161 medical institutions across the region, with experts available around the clock.

Xinjiang discharged the last infected patient after recovery on March 8. The region had reported no confirmed cases of COVID-19 for 23 consecutive days by Thursday.