The lockdown now means residents can not leave Wuhan, Huanggang, Ezhou and other cities in Hubei province.
The total number of deaths 118 is higher than the previous day when 114 people died of the disease, but the country reported the lowest number of new infection cases in nearly one month, fuelling hopes that Beijing's epidemic control efforts were working.
Many nations have banned travellers from China and airlines have suspended flights to and from the country. That figure includes people who have recovered, as well as those who have died from COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus.
One of the new countries to report cases is Iran, where authorities reported 18 cases on Friday and four deaths, stemming from the city of Qom.
Japan reported the deaths of two elderly passengers from the quarantined Diamond Princess cruise ship on Thursday, the first fatalities from aboard the ship where more than 630 cases account for the biggest cluster of infection outside China.
The infections found in the two jails, in the northern province of Shandong and the eastern province of Zhejiang, made up most of the 258 newly confirmed cases on Thursday outside the central province of Hubei, where the most cases have occurred.
South Korea now has 104 confirmed cases of the flu-like virus, and reported its first death. On Friday they confirmed another 100 cases, bringing the total there to 204.
Officials say the spread appears to be tied to services at the Shincheonji Church of Jesus. The patient is a 45-year-old woman who recently visited Iran.
On Thursday, protesters blocked roads and hurled stones at vehicles carrying the evacuees and it took hundreds of police in armoured vehicles to disperse them.
"We are still hoping that the impact will be a V-shaped curve" with a sharp decline in China and sharp rebound after the containment of the virus, International Monetary Fund managing director Kristalina Georgieva said.
"Isn't there any other place in Ukraine. that is located in more or less remote villages or in far-off areas where there is no threat to population?" another resident, Yuriy Dzyubenko, was quoted by Reuters as saying. None had tested positive or shown signs of COVID-19, officials insisted.
President Volodymyr Zelenskiy called for calm and warned against the danger of "forgetting that we are all human".