BEIJING, March 3 (Xinhua) -- A total of 47,204 patients of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) had been discharged from hospital after recovery by the end of Monday, Chinese health authority said Tuesday.

Monday saw 2,742 people discharged from hospital after recovery, the National Health Commission said in its daily report.

By the end of Monday, a total of 80,151 confirmed cases of the COVID-19 had been reported on the Chinese mainland, and 2,943 people had died of the disease.