This Aug 3, 2020 photo shows community workers wearing protective gear on their way to deliver daily necessities to the residents in Xihebaqianjie community in Tianshan district of Urumqi, northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region. (ZHAO GE / XINHUA)
BEIJING/URUMQI/SHENYANG - Chinese health authorities said Tuesday that it received reports of 36 newly confirmed COVID-19 cases on the Chinese mainland Monday, including 30 locally transmitted ones and six imported cases.
Among the new local cases, 28 were reported in the Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region while the remaining two cases were seen in Liaoning Province, the National Health Commission said in its daily report.
All the 28 new infections in Xinjiang were reported in the regional capital Urumqi while the two new cases in Liaoning were reported in the coastal city of Dalian, according to the local health authorities
All the new infections in Xinjiang were reported in the regional capital Urumqi while all the new cases in Liaoning were reported in the coastal city of Dalian, according to the local health authorities.
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Four of the mainland's six new imported cases were reported in Guangdong province, and one case each was reported in Shanghai and Sichuan province, the commission said.
No deaths related to the disease were reported on the mainland, the commission said, while one new suspected imported case was reported in Shanghai.
Another 17 patients were discharged from hospitals after recovery on the Chinese mainland, and there were 800 patients still being treated, including 36 in severe condition, the commission said.
As of Monday, a total of 84,464 confirmed cases have been reported on the mainland, and 4,634 people have died.
Altogether, 79,030 patients have been cured and discharged from hospitals.
A total of 2,098 imported cases have been reported across the mainland, of which 2,001 have been discharged from hospitals while 97 people remained hospitalized, with two in severe condition.
No deaths from imported cases have been reported so far.
There were still five suspected cases on the mainland, the commission said.
According to the commission, another 547 close contacts were released from medical observation and there were 21,743 close contacts still under medical observation.
Twenty-one new asymptomatic cases, including nine in Urumqi and 12 from outside the mainland, were reported. Two asymptomatic cases were re-categorized as confirmed ones.
The commission said 264 asymptomatic cases, including 112 from outside the mainland, were still under medical observation.
By the end of Monday, Xinjiang has reported 606 confirmed cases and 114 asymptomatic cases, and 15,213 people were still under medical observation.
Liaoning has reported a total of 255 confirmed cases, including 34 imported ones. Two people have died while 160 others have been discharged from hospitals after recovery. There are 29 asymptomatic people still under medical observation.
As of Monday, 3,589 confirmed cases, including 38 deaths have been reported in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR), 46 confirmed cases in the Macao SAR, and 474, including seven deaths in Taiwan.
A total of 2,037 COVID-19 patients in the Hong Kong SAR, 46 in the Macao SAR, and 441 in Taiwan have so far been discharged from hospitals after recovery.
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