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

Xinhua | Updated: 2020-09-15 10:15
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A medical worker collects a throat swab sample to test for COVID-19 at Ruili People's Hospital in Yunnan province on Monday. YANG XUEMEI/FOR CHINA DAILY

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

Meanwhile, eight confirmed COVID-19 cases arriving from outside the mainland were reported -- four in Guangdong and one each in Shanghai, Zhejiang, Sichuan and Yunnan, the commission said in its daily report.

No new suspected COVID-19 cases or new deaths related to the disease were reported, the commission said.

On Monday, 11 COVID-19 patients were discharged from hospitals after recovery, the commission said.

By the end of Monday, a total of 2,653 imported cases had been reported on the mainland. Of them, 2,511 had been discharged from hospitals after recovery, and 142 remained hospitalized, with one in severe condition. No deaths from the imported cases had been reported.

As of Monday, the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases on the mainland had reached 85,202, including the 142 patients still being treated.

Altogether 80,426 people had been discharged after recovery, and 4,634 had died of the disease on the mainland, the commission said.

There were two suspected COVID-19 cases on the mainland, while 6,513 close contacts were still under medical observation after 471 were discharged Monday, according to the commission.

Also on Monday, nine new asymptomatic cases, all from outside the mainland, were reported.

The commission said 361 asymptomatic cases, including 360 from outside the mainland, were still under medical observation.

By the end of Monday, 4,971 confirmed cases including 101 deaths had been reported in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR), together with 46 confirmed cases in the Macao SAR and 499 cases including seven deaths in Taiwan.

A total of 4,635 COVID-19 patients in the Hong Kong SAR, 46 in the Macao SAR, and 476 in Taiwan had been discharged from hospitals after recovery.

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