Chinese mainland records 23 new local COVID-19 cases
The Chinese mainland recorded 23 locally transmitted COVID-19 cases on Friday, the National Health Commission said Saturday.
Friday saw 10 new local cases in Beijing, six in Tianjin, four in Henan, and three in Guangdong, according to the commission.
Across the Chinese mainland, a total of 40 imported COVID-19 cases were also newly reported.
No new deaths from COVID-19 or new suspected cases were reported on Friday, according to the commission.
As of Friday, the Chinese mainland had reported 105,547 confirmed cases, including both local ones and those arriving from outside the mainland. Currently, 3,061 patients are still under treatment.
A total of 4,636 patients had died as a result of the virus on the Chinese mainland since the pandemic. The toll has remained unchanged for almost a year.
The death toll increased from 4,635 as of January 24, 2021 to 4,636 the following day.
COVID-19 in Shanghai
Shanghai reported 22 imported COVID-19 cases and no new locally transmitted infections on Friday, the city's Health Commission said on Saturday.
They are all Chinese returning from Russia, Nigeria, Canada, South Korea, Switzerland, France, Madagascar, DR Congo, Mexico, Liberia, the Dominican Republic, the US, Peru, Costa Rica and Jamaica. Meanwhile, 29 people were discharged upon recovery.