CHINA Chinese mainland reports 1 new confirmed COVID-19 case


Chinese mainland reports 1 new confirmed COVID-19 case

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08:05, May 12, 2020


Children play at a resort during the International Labor Day holiday in Anshan, northeast China's Liaoning Province, May 2, 2020. (Photo: Xinhua)

Chinese health authority said Tuesday that it received reports of one new confirmed COVID-19 case on the Chinese mainland Monday.

The new case was reported in Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, the National Health Commission said in a daily report. And one suspected case was reported in Shanghai.

No deaths were reported Monday on the mainland, the commission said.

Altogether 27 patients were discharged from hospitals after recovery Monday, while the number of severe cases increased by one to 10.

As of Monday, the overall confirmed cases on the mainland had reached 82,919, including 115 patients who were still being treated and 78,171 people who had been discharged after recovery, the commission said.

Altogether 4,633 people had died of the disease, it said.

The commission said that three people were still suspected of being infected with the virus.

By Monday, the mainland had reported a total of 1,691 imported cases. Of the cases, 1,611 had been discharged from hospitals after recovery, and 80 were being treated with three in severe conditions. No deaths from the imported cases had been reported.

According to the commission, 5,470 close contacts were still under medical observation on Monday.

Also on Monday, 15 new asymptomatic cases were reported on the mainland. No cases were re-categorized as confirmed cases, and 35 such cases, including six from abroad, were discharged from medical observation, according to the commission.

The commission said 760 asymptomatic cases, including 38 from abroad, were still under medical observation.

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

A total of 985 patients in Hong Kong, 42 in Macao, and 368 in Taiwan had been discharged from hospitals after recovery.

(With input from Xinhua)

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