Chinese mainland reports no new locally- transmitted COVID-19 cases

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Chinese health authority said Tuesday that no new domestically transmitted COVID-19 cases were reported on the Chinese mainland on Monday.

One imported case was reported in the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, the National Health Commission said in its daily report.

No deaths related to the disease were reported on Monday. Shanghai reported one new suspected case imported from abroad.

On Monday, 27 people were discharged from hospitals after recovery and 503 people discharged from medical observation, while the number of severe cases increased by one.

The existing imported cases numbered 80 on Monday, with three in severe condition, and there were three suspected cases of infection.

The mainland had reported a total of 1,691 imported cases with zero deaths. Of the imported cases, 1,611 had been discharged from hospital after recovery.

As of 24:00 Monday, 115 confirmed cases remained on the mainland. A total of 82,919 confirmed cases had been reported, of which 78,171 patients had been discharged after recovery, and 4,633 died. A total of 737,599 close contacts had been traced and 5,470 of them were still under medical observation.

The NHC said that 15 new asymptomatic patients infected with COVID-19 were reported Monday on the mainland, and none of them were imported and no one turned into confirmed case the same day. The commission added that there were a total of 760 cases of asymptomatic infection which were still undergoing medical observation.

By the end of Monday, 1,047 confirmed cases with four deaths had been reported in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR), 45 confirmed cases in the Macao SAR, and 440 in the Taiwan region including seven deaths.

Reuters /  Xinhua News Agency

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