The deaths – which were all in Hubeiexcept one – bring the country’s toll to 3,119. (AFP) There were 40 new cases nationwide, theNational Health Commission said Monday, the lowest number of fresh cases sinceit started reporting the data in January. Most of the new cases, as well as 22 newdeaths, were in Hubei, the central province at the epicentre of the outbreak. A staff member removes waste after the final patients were discharged from a temporary hospital set up to treat people with the COVID-19 coronavirus in a sports stadium in Wuhan, China. AFP BEIJING – China has closed most of themakeshift hospitals opened to receive coronavirus patients in the epidemic’sepicentre as the number of new infections in the country hit a record low.