CHINA Chinese mainland reports 13 new confirmed COVID-19 cases, 5 new asymptomatic cases


Chinese mainland reports 13 new confirmed COVID-19 cases, 5 new asymptomatic cases


08:44, June 26, 2020


Photo: A medical worker collects a throat swab from a truck driver entering Beijing in Pinggu District, Beijing, capital of China, June 25, 2020. /Xinhua

BEIJING, June 26 (Xinhua) -- Chinese health authority said Friday it received reports of 13 newly confirmed COVID-19 cases on the Chinese mainland Thursday, including 11 domestically transmitted and two imported ones.

All the 11 domestically transmitted cases were reported in Beijing, the National Health Commission said in its daily report.

No deaths related to the disease were reported Thursday, according to the commission.

As of Thursday, the overall confirmed cases on the mainland had reached 83,462, including 389 patients who were still being treated, with eight in severe condition.

Altogether 78,439 people had been discharged from hospitals after recovery and 4,634 people had died of the disease, the commission said.

By Thursday, the Chinese mainland had reported a total of 1,895 imported cases. Of the cases, 1,811 had been discharged after recovery, and 84 remained hospitalized, including one in severe condition. No deaths from the imported cases had been reported.

The commission said three new suspected cases were reported in Beijing Thursday, bringing the total suspected cases to 10 in the country.

According to the commission, 8,044 close contacts were still under medical observation after 625 people were discharged from medical observation Thursday.

Five new asymptomatic cases, including four imported, were reported on the mainland Thursday, it said, adding that one asymptomatic case was re-categorized as a confirmed case.

The commission said 97 asymptomatic cases, including 57 imported, were still under medical observation.

By Thursday, 1,193 confirmed cases including seven deaths had been reported in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR), 46 confirmed cases in the Macao SAR, and 447 in Taiwan including seven deaths.

A total of 1,088 patients in the Hong Kong SAR, 45 in the Macao SAR, and 435 in Taiwan had been discharged from hospitals after recovery.

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