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Thursday, September 17, 2020, 12:13
Virus: Mainland reports no new local cases, 9 imported
By Xinhua
Thursday, September 17, 2020, 12:13 By Xinhua

People wearing face masks cross an intersection in Beijing, capital of China, Sept 16, 2020. (MARK SCHIEFELBEIN / AP)

BEIJING - No new locally transmitted COVID-19 cases were reported Wednesday across the Chinese mainland, the National Health Commission said Thursday.

Four of the new imported cases were posted in Shanghai, two in Shaanxi and one each in Henan, Guangdong and Yunnan, the National Health Commission said

Nine new imported cases were reported, of which four were posted in Shanghai, two in Shaanxi and one each in Henan, Guangdong and Yunnan, the commission said in its daily report.

One new suspected case was also reported while no additional deaths related to the disease were recorded, the commission said.

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Another 11 patients were discharged from hospitals after recovery, the commission said, adding that there were 141 patients still being treated.

By the end of Wednesday, a total of 2,674 imported cases had been reported on the mainland. Of them, 2,533 had been discharged from hospitals after recovery while another 141 remained hospitalized, with one in severe condition. No deaths from the imported cases had been reported.

So far, a total of 85,223 confirmed cases had been reported, including 80,448 recoveries and 4,634 deaths, the commission said.

There was one suspected case on the mainland, the commission said, adding that 6,496 close contacts were still under medical observation after 728 were released from observation.

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Fourteen new asymptomatic cases, all from outside the mainland, were reported, according to the commission.

There were 354 asymptomatic cases, including 353 from outside the mainland, still under medical observation, it said.

By the end of Wednesday, 4,984 confirmed cases, including 102 deaths, had been reported in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR), together with 46 confirmed cases in the Macao SAR and 500 cases, including seven, deaths in Taiwan.

A total of 4,663 COVID-19 patients in the Hong Kong SAR, 46 in the Macao SAR, and 477 in Taiwan had been discharged from hospitals after recovery.


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