CHINA Chinese mainland reports 22 new confirmed COVID-19 cases, 17 in Xinjiang

CHINA

Chinese mainland reports 22 new confirmed COVID-19 cases, 17 in Xinjiang

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09:22, July 20, 2020

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A staff member disinfects the meat segmenting line at the Beijing Ershang Meat Food Group Co., Ltd. in Beijing, capital of China, July 14, 2020. (File photo: Xinhua)

Chinese health authorities on Monday said that 22 new COVID-19 cases were reported on the Chinese mainland on Sunday, of which 17 were domestically transmitted and five were imported, with no additional deaths.

The domestically transmitted cases were all registered in Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, the National Health Commission said in its daily report.

Beijing registered no new infections on Sunday. The capital city announced it would lower its emergency response level to COVID-19 after observing 14 days in a row with no new cases.

Also on Sunday, 13 new asymptomatic cases were reported on the mainland.

There were 249 active cases (five critical) on Chinese mainland as of 12 pm of Sunday, with four suspected cases. 

The total number of confirmed cases on the Chinese mainland stands at 83,682 and the cumulative death toll at 4,634, with 154 asymptomatic patients under medical observation.

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