Chinese mainland reports 23 new COVID-19 cases
China's National Health Commission said Sunday that it received reports of 23 newly confirmed COVID-19 cases on the Chinese mainland Saturday, one of which was locally transmitted in Liaoning.
Twenty-two cases were imported from outside the mainland, the commission said in its daily report.
No new suspected cases or deaths related to the disease were reported on Saturday.
A total of 21 COVID-19 patients were discharged from hospitals after recovery on the Chinese mainland on Saturday.
By the end of Saturday, a total of 4,115 imported cases had been reported on the mainland. Among them, 3,848 had been discharged from hospitals following recovery, and 267 remained hospitalized. No deaths had been reported among the imported cases.
The total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases on the mainland reached 86,829 by Saturday, including 309 patients still receiving treatment.
A total of 81,886 patients had been discharged from hospitals following recovery on the mainland, and 4,634 had died of the virus, according to the report.
There were four suspected COVID-19 cases on the mainland as of Saturday, and 6,596 close contacts remained under medical observation.
Saturday also saw 10 newly reported asymptomatic cases on the mainland. On the same day, one asymptomatic case was re-categorized as a confirmed one.
A total of 205 asymptomatic cases were under medical observation, out of which 183 were imported cases, the commission said.
By the end of Saturday, 8,078 confirmed COVID-19 cases, including 129 deaths, had been reported in Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR), while 46 confirmed cases had been reported in Macau SAR, and 763 cases, including seven deaths, in Taiwan.
Altogether 6,737 COVID-19 patients in Hong Kong SAR had been discharged from hospitals following recovery, while 46 had been discharged from hospitals in Macau SAR, and 625 in Taiwan.