Chinese mainland reports 5 new confirmed COVID-19 cases
Chinese health authority said on Friday that it received reports of five newly confirmed COVID-19 cases on the Chinese mainland on Thursday, of which two were domestically transmitted.
The two domestically transmitted cases were reported in Beijing, the National Health Commission said in its daily report.
No deaths related to the disease were reported Thursday, according to the commission.
On Thursday, 12 people were discharged from hospitals after recovery, and one new suspected case was reported on the mainland.
As of Thursday, the overall confirmed cases on the mainland had reached 83,542, including 409 patients who were still being treated, with eight in severe conditions.
Altogether 78,499 people had been discharged after recovery and 4,634 people had died of the disease, the commission said.
Three new imported cases -- one in Liaoning Province, one in Shanghai and another in Yunnan Province, were reported Thursday, bringing the total number of imported cases to 1,923. Of the cases, 1,854 had been discharged from hospitals after recovery, and 69 remained hospitalized, with no one in severe condition. No deaths from the imported cases had been reported.
The commission said six people, including one from overseas, were still suspected of being infected with the virus.
According to the commission, 5,589 close contacts were still under medical observation after 453 people were discharged from medical observation Thursday.
Also on Thursday, four new asymptomatic cases were reported on the mainland and no asymptomatic cases were re-categorized as confirmed ones.
The commission said 97 asymptomatic cases, including 59 from abroad, were still under medical observation.
By Thursday, 1,242 confirmed cases including seven deaths had been reported in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR), 46 confirmed cases in the Macao SAR, and 448 in Taiwan including seven deaths.
A total of 1,120 patients in the Hong Kong SAR, 45 in the Macao SAR, and 438 in Taiwan had been discharged from hospitals after recovery.