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Saturday, June 19, 2021, 10:54
Guangdong sees 6 new local cases, adds new virus risk area
By Xinhua
Saturday, June 19, 2021, 10:54 By Xinhua

Residents line up for a nucleic acid test in Liwan district, Guangzhou, south China's Guangdong province, June 8, 2021. (XINHUA)

BEIJING - The city of Dongguan in south China's Guangdong province on Saturday added a medium-risk area for COVID-19 outbreak on Saturday as the province reported a total of six locally transmitted cases.

Dongguan has initiated mass nucleic acid testing covering residents in areas where a newly confirmed patient had visited. Restrictions on personnel movement have also been enforced in certain areas

According to Dongguan's epidemic prevention and control headquarters, a newly confirmed COVID-19 case was reported on Friday in a residential quarter in the city's Nancheng sub-district. The new case involved the wife of a COVID-19 patient earlier confirmed in Shenzhen.

As of 5 pm Friday, 163 close contacts of the new case had been put under medical observation.

The city has initiated mass nucleic acid testing covering residents in areas where the woman had visited. Restrictions on personnel movement have also been enforced in certain areas.

The Guangdong province reported a total of six new locally transmitted COVID-19 cases on Friday, the National Health Commission said in its daily report on Saturday.

Also newly reported were 24 imported cases, of which eight were reported in Guangdong, six in Shanghai, four in Fujian, two each in Yunnan and Shaanxi, and one each in Beijing and Zhejiang.

One new suspected case arriving from outside the mainland was reported in Shanghai and no new deaths related to COVID-19 were reported Friday.

The total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases on the mainland reached 91,564 by Friday, including 503 patients still receiving treatment, 21 of whom were in severe condition

A total of 6,375 imported cases had been reported on the mainland by the end of Friday. Among them, 6,024 had been discharged from hospitals following recovery, and 351 remained hospitalized. No deaths had been reported among the imported cases.

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The total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases on the mainland reached 91,564 by Friday, including 503 patients still receiving treatment, 21 of whom were in severe condition.

A total of 86,425 patients had been discharged from hospitals following recovery on the mainland, and 4,636 had died as a result of the virus.

There was one suspected COVID-19 case on the mainland on Friday.

A total of 42 asymptomatic cases were newly reported, all from outside the mainland. There were 455 asymptomatic cases, including 434 arriving from outside the mainland, under medical observation by Friday.

More than 990.25 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered on the Chinese mainland as of Friday.

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By the end of Friday, 11,884 confirmed COVID-19 cases, including 210 deaths, had been reported in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR), while 53 cases had been reported in the Macao SAR, and 13,771 cases, including 518 deaths, had been reported in Taiwan.

A total of 11,608 COVID-19 patients in the Hong Kong SAR had been discharged from hospitals following recovery, while 51 had been discharged in the Macao SAR, and 1,133 had been discharged in Taiwan. 


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