The chief physician at the Eighth Hospital in Wuhan has been tested positive for coronavirus and hospitalized, her condition assessed as critical.
Beijing Bao writes that a woman named Wang Ping is in the intensive care unit of the Jintan People's Hospital in Wuhan.
"Blood plasma has already been found" to save Ping. China's National Health Commission earlier recommended using the method of plasma transfusion from cured patients.
One of Wuhan's most senior doctors earlier died of coronavirus at the age of 52.