Since December 2019, an increasing number of cases associated with the 2019 novel coronavirus (2019nCoV) have emerged in Wuhan, China, which has resulted in a rapid outbreak in China and worldwide . The present study aimed to describe the clinical, laboratory and radiological characteristics of 2019nCoV pneumonia (NCP) in Zhejiang province, outside of Wuhan . A total of 74 patients with 2019nCoV were continuously enrolled between January 22 and March 2 , 2020 at Zhejiang Hospital . Diagnosis was confirmed at Zhejiang Hospital by reverse transcriptionPCR (RTPCR), which was approved by the Chinese government . Subsequently, the clinical features between positive and negativeNCP patients in Zhejiang were compared . Among the 74 hospitalized patients with suspected 2019NCP, six patients (one male and five female patients) were confirmed to be infected with 2019nCoV by RTPCR . The average age of the confirmed patients was 40±13 years . There were three family clusters among the confirmed cases, one patient from each of these families had travel history or contact with patients from Wuhan within 2 weeks . Compared with nonNCP patients, the most common symptoms at onset for patients with NCP were fever (5/6; 83.3 %) and cough (5/6; 83.3 %), followed by dyspnea/pharyngalgia (2/6; 33.3 %), whereas myalgia (1/6; 16.7 %) and fatigue (1/6; 16.7 %) were less common . All 74 patients with suspected NCP exhibited abnormal computerized tomography (CT) images . In total , 2/6 (33.3 %) patients with confirmed NCP presented with bilateral pneumonia, and 21/68 (30.9 %) nonNCP patients exhibited bilateral pneumonia, with bilateral distribution of patchy shadows or ground glass opacity . The present study revealed that epidemiological history was critical to the diagnosis of 2019nCoV in low epidemic regions outside Hubei province . It was also identified that chest CT could not replace nucleic acid testing due to similar radiological manifestations.