CHINA Beijing reports 6 imported COVID-19 cases

CHINA

Beijing reports 6 imported COVID-19 cases

Xinhua

12:36, March 20, 2020

BEIJING, March 20 (Xinhua) -- Beijing reported six newly confirmed cases of novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) from the United Kingdom Thursday, the municipal health commission said Friday.

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That brings the total number of imported cases in Beijing to 70. There were six suspected COVID-19 cases found on Thursday, bringing the city's suspected cases to 44. A total of 4,001 people in close contact with the cases have been screened.

There were no new reports of indigenously transmitted COVID-19 cases in Beijing on Thursday.

As of the end of Thursday, Beijing had reported a total of 485 confirmed cases. Of the total, 384 had been discharged from hospital after recovery.

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