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Chinese mainland reports no new locally-transmitted COVID-19 cases COVID19
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Chinese mainland reports no new locally-transmitted COVID-19 cases

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 24 Aug 2020, 05:50 pm

Beijing/Xinhua: No new locally-transmitted COVID-19 cases were reported Sunday across the Chinese mainland, the National Health Commission said Monday.

A total of 16 confirmed cases arriving from outside the mainland were reported Sunday, the commission said in its daily report.

One new suspected case arriving from outside the mainland was reported in Shanghai, and no deaths related to the disease were reported on the mainland, it added.

Of the new imported cases, five were reported in Shanghai, three each in the provinces of Fujian, Sichuan and Yunnan, and one each in Shanxi and Shandong, the commission said.

On Sunday, 30 COVID-19 patients were discharged from hospitals after recovery, the commission said.

By the end of Sunday, a total of 2,418 imported cases had been reported on the mainland. Of them, 2,203 had been discharged from hospitals after recovery, and 215 remained hospitalized, with two in severe condition. No deaths from the imported cases had been reported.
As of Sunday, the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases on the mainland had reached 84,967, including 408 patients who were still being treated, with 14 in severe condition.

Altogether 79,925 people had been discharged after recovery, and 4,634 had died of the disease on the mainland, the commission said.

There were two suspected COVID-19 cases on the mainland, it added.

According to the commission, 13,220 close contacts were still under medical observation after 1,375 were discharged on Sunday.

Also on Sunday, 27 new asymptomatic cases, all from outside the mainland, were reported, and one asymptomatic case was re-categorized as a confirmed one.

The commission said 374 asymptomatic cases, including 306 from outside the mainland, were still under medical observation.

By Sunday, 4,682 confirmed cases including 77 deaths had been reported in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR), together with 46 confirmed cases in the Macao SAR and 487 cases including seven deaths in Taiwan.

A total of 4,018 COVID-19 patients in the Hong Kong SAR, 46 in the Macao SAR, and 457 in Taiwan had been discharged from hospitals after recovery.