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Chinese mainland reports 22 new confirmed COVID-19 cases

Xinhua | Updated: 2020-08-15 09:33
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A medical worker collects a throat swab from a man at a nucleic acid testing site in Urumqi, Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region, on Aug 5, 2020. [Photo/Xinhua]

BEIJING -- Chinese health authority said Saturday that it received reports of 22 new confirmed COVID-19 cases on the Chinese mainland Friday, including 14 imported cases and eight locally transmitted ones.

Among the locally transmitted cases, seven were reported in Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region and one in Guangdong province, the National Health Commission said in its daily report.

One new suspected COVID-19 case, which was imported from outside the mainland, was reported in Shanghai, and no deaths related to the disease were reported on Friday, the commission said.

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