Chinese mainland reports 14 new confirmed COVID-19 cases


Chinese health authority said Wednesday that it received reports of 14 new confirmed COVID-19 cases on the Chinese mainland Tuesday, including five imported cases and nine locally-transmitted ones, reports Xinhua. 

 Of the five imported cases, two were reported in Shanghai, two in Guangdong Province and one in Yunnan Province, the National Health Commission said in its daily report. 

 All of the nine locally-transmitted cases were reported in Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region. 

 No deaths related to the disease or new suspected COVID-19 cases were reported Tuesday. 

 On Tuesday, 23 COVID-19 patients were discharged from hospitals after recovery. 

 By the end of Tuesday, a total of 2,020 imported cases had been reported on the mainland. Of them, 1,940 had been discharged from hospitals after recovery, and 80 remained hospitalized, with two in severe conditions. No deaths from the imported cases had been reported. 

 As of Tuesday, the overall confirmed cases on the mainland had reached 83,707, including 233 patients who were still being treated, with six in severe conditions. 

 Altogether 78,840 people had been discharged after recovery, and 4,634 had died of the disease on the mainland, the commission said. 

 There was still one suspected COVID-19 case, it added. 

 According to the commission, 6,988 close contacts were still under medical observation after 434 people were discharged from medical observation Tuesday. 

 Also on Tuesday, 22 new asymptomatic cases, including eight from outside the mainland, were reported and no asymptomatic case was re-categorized as a confirmed case. 

 The commission said 164 asymptomatic cases, including 84 from outside of the mainland, were still under medical observation. 

 By Tuesday, 2,018 confirmed cases including 14 deaths had been reported in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR), 46 confirmed cases in the Macao SAR, and 455 in Taiwan including seven deaths. 

 A total of 1,324 COVID-19 patients in the Hong Kong SAR, 46 in the Macao SAR, and 440 in Taiwan had been discharged from hospitals after recovery.