...The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases soared by more than 5,000 in a one-day span, officials in China said Friday - as they announced that more than 1,700 medical workers have been infected by the deadly bug.
...Cases in mainland China rose to 63,851 by the end of Thursday - up 5,090 from the day before - as the death toll reached 1,380, up by 121, the country's National Health Commission said.
...The thousands of new reported cases don't necessarily represent a sudden surge in new infections - as much as they reflect a new methodology adapted by officials in Hubei province, the epicenter of the outbreak.
...The province is now including cases based on a physician's diagnosis before they are officially confirmed by lab tests.
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