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Tuesday, January 19, 2021, 16:34
106 local virus infections among 118 new on Chinese mainland
By Xinhua
Tuesday, January 19, 2021, 16:34 By Xinhua

Workers disinfect a wooden bridge in a community classified as a medium-risk for COVID-19, in Yuhua district of Shijiazhuang, north China's Hebei province, Jan 12, 2021. (WANG XIAO/XINHUA)

BEIJING - The Chinese mainland on Monday reported 118 newly confirmed COVID-19 cases, including 106 locally transmitted cases and 12 arriving from outside the mainland, the National Health Commission said Tuesday.

Of the locally transmitted cases, 43 were reported in Jilin, 35 in Hebei, 27 in Heilongjiang, and one in Beijing, the commission said in its daily report.

Of the locally transmitted cases, 43 were reported in Jilin, 35 in Hebei, 27 in Heilongjiang, and one in Beijing, the National Health Commission said

No suspected cases or deaths related to the disease were reported on Monday, said the commission.

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By the end of Monday, the mainland had reported 4,530 imported COVID-19 cases. Among them, 4,256 had been discharged from hospitals following recovery, and 274 remained hospitalized. No deaths had been reported among the imported cases.

The total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases on the mainland reached 88,454 by Monday, including 1,387 patients still receiving treatment, 61 of whom were in severe condition.

A total of 82,432 patients had been discharged from hospitals following recovery on the mainland, and 4,635 had died of the disease, according to the commission.

There were two suspected COVID-19 cases on the mainland on Monday, and 35,325 close contacts remained under medical observation.

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Monday also saw 91 asymptomatic cases newly reported, of which 11 arrived from outside the mainland. On the same day, 60 asymptomatic cases were re-categorized as confirmed cases.

A total of 811 asymptomatic cases were under medical observation, of whom 259 arrived from outside the mainland. 

By the end of Monday, 9,664 confirmed COVID-19 cases, including 163 deaths, had been reported in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR), 46 cases in the Macao SAR, and 862 cases, including seven deaths, in Taiwan.

A total of 8,786 COVID-19 patients in the HKSAR had been discharged from hospitals following recovery, 46 in the Macao SAR, and 756 in Taiwan. 

More than 470,000 sampled

Beijing's Daxing District sampled more than 470,000 people for nucleic acid tests on Monday as part of an extensive testing campaign in the wake of new COVID-19 cases, local authorities said Tuesday.

The testing, launched by the district on Monday, is expected to cover about 522,000 people in the Tiangongyuan subdistrict, where the new cases were detected, and its surrounding areas.

 After two new cases were reported on Sunday in the Ronghui residential compound, Daxing has implemented closed-off management on the compound and conducted epidemiological investigations and nucleic acid testing on all residents in the compound. It also set up 68 locations for the wider sampling in the area.

As of Monday, a total of three new cases  were reported in the Ronghui residential compound, according to the local health commission.


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