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All Monday's coronavirus cases imported, commission says

By Zhang Zhihao | | Updated: 2020-03-31 10:06
A woman wearing a face mask looks at her phone amid rainfall at the Central Business District, as the country is hit by a novel coronavirus outbreak, in Beijing, China, Feb 29, 2020. [Photo/Agencies]

The Chinese mainland reported 48 confirmed and 44 suspected patients of COVID-19 on Monday, and all cases in both figures came from overseas according to data published by the National Health Commission on Tuesday.

The mainland currently has 667 imported and 180 suspected cases of the disease. It also saw one death in Hubei province on Monday, and no fatalities reported in the current pool of 771 imported cases. 

Monday saw the release of 282 recovered patients, and a drop by 105 cases of patients in severe condition. 

As of Monday, the mainland has 2,161 confirmed cases, including 528 patients in severe conditions. It also has 181 suspected patients, along with 19,853 people with close contact with confirmed cases under medical observation. 

The mainland has counted a total of 81,518 confirmed cases and 3,305 deaths, and 76,052 people have recovered and been released from the hospital. 

As for the special administrative regions, Hong Kong reported 682 cases and four deaths and Macao reported 39 cases with no deaths. Taiwan province currently has 306 cases and five deaths.

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