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Chinese mainland reports no new locally-transmitted COVID-19 cases

Xinhua | Updated: 2020-09-03 10:50
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Residents buy food and supplies at a supermarket in Urumqi, Northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region, on Sept 2, 2020. [Photo/Xinhua]

BEIJING - No new locally-transmitted COVID-19 cases were reported Wednesday across the Chinese mainland, the National Health Commission said Thursday.

Eleven confirmed cases arriving from outside the mainland were reported Wednesday, the commission said in its daily report.

No new suspected cases or deaths related to the disease were reported Wednesday, the commission said.

Of the imported cases, six were reported in Shaanxi, three in Guangdong, and two in Sichuan, the commission said.

On Wednesday, a total of 17 COVID-19 patients were discharged from hospitals after recovery, the commission said.

By the end of Wednesday, a total of 2,528 imported cases had been reported on the mainland. Of them, 2,356 had been discharged from hospitals after recovery, and 172 remained hospitalized, with three in severe condition. No deaths from the imported cases had been reported.

As of Wednesday, the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases on the mainland had reached 85,077, including 192 patients who were still being treated, with three in severe condition.

Altogether 80,251 people had been discharged after recovery, and 4,634 had died of the disease on the mainland, the commission said.

There were no suspected COVID-19 cases on the mainland, it added.

According to the commission, 7,259 close contacts were still under medical observation after 889 were discharged on Wednesday.

Also on Wednesday, 12 new asymptomatic cases, all from outside the mainland, were reported, and two asymptomatic cases were re-categorized as confirmed ones.

The commission said 349 asymptomatic cases, including 334 from outside the mainland, were still under medical observation.

By Wednesday, 4,830 confirmed cases including 93 deaths had been reported in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR), together with 46 confirmed cases in the Macao SAR and 489 cases including seven deaths in Taiwan.

A total of 4,401 COVID-19 patients in the Hong Kong SAR, 46 in the Macao SAR, and 471 in Taiwan had been discharged from hospitals after recovery.

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