BEIJING, March 1 (CGTN) - A total of 573 new cases of the novel coronavirus were confirmed on the Chinese mainland as of midnight Saturday and 35 new deaths were reported, according to China's National Health Commission.

The total number of confirmed cases on the Chinese mainland now stands at 79,824 and the cumulative death toll is 2,870.

The numbers of confirmed cases in Hong Kong and Macao special administrative regions and China's Taiwan region are as follows:

Hong Kong: 95 (two dead)

Macao: 10

Taiwan: 39 (one dead)