Chinese mainland reports 14 new imported COVID-19 cases
No new locally transmitted COVID-19 cases were reported on Wednesday across the Chinese mainland, the National Health Commission said on Thursday.
A total of 14 confirmed cases arriving from outside the mainland were reported, the commission said in its daily report.
Two new suspected COVID-19 cases from outside the mainland were reported in Shanghai. No new deaths related to the disease were reported, the commission added.
Of the new imported cases, eight were reported in Shanghai, three in Guangdong, two in Sichuan and one in Fujian, the commission said in its daily report.
On Wednesday, 16 COVID-19 patients were discharged from hospitals after recovery on the Chinese mainland.
By the end of Wednesday, a total of 3,167 imported cases had been reported on the mainland. Of them, 2,933 had been discharged from hospitals after recovery, and 234 remained hospitalized. 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 85,729, including 245 patients still being treated, two of whom were in severe condition.
Altogether 80,850 patients had been discharged after recovery, and 4,634 had died of the disease on the mainland, the commission said.
There were five suspected COVID-19 cases on the mainland, while 8,473 close contacts were still under medical observation after 623 were discharged Wednesday, according to the commission.