Chinese mainland reports 30 new COVID-19 cases
The Chinese mainland on Wednesday reported 30 new confirmed COVID-19 cases, including 17 locally transmitted, the National Health Commission said on Thursday.
Of the locally transmitted cases, eight were reported in the province of Jilin, four in Heilongjiang, three in Shanghai, and two in Hebei, the commission said in its daily report.
Thirteen new imported cases were reported, including five in Beijing, three each in Fujian and Guangdong, and two in Shanghai.
One new suspected COVID-19 case from outside the mainland was reported in Shanghai, and no new deaths related to the disease were reported, the commission said.
The same day saw the discharge of 135 COVID-19 patients from hospitals following their recovery.
By the end of Wednesday, a total of 4,758 imported cases had been reported on the mainland. Among them, 4,454 had been discharged from hospitals following recovery, and 304 remained hospitalized. No deaths had been reported among imported cases.
The total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases on the mainland reached 89,649 by Wednesday, including 1,411 patients still receiving treatment, 49 of whom were in severe conditions.
A total of 83,602 patients had been discharged following recovery on the mainland, and 4,636 had died as a result of the virus, according to the commission.
There was one suspected COVID-19 case on the mainland on Wednesday, and 34,184 close contacts remained under medical observation.
Wednesday also saw 12 asymptomatic cases newly reported, with 11 of them arriving from outside the mainland. On the same day, six asymptomatic cases were newly re-categorized as confirmed cases.
A total of 788 asymptomatic cases were under medical observation, of whom 277 arrived from outside the mainland.