People line up for nucleic acid testing on June 15, 2020 at Guang'an Gymnasium in Xicheng District, Beijing. (Photo: Xinhua)
Chinese health authority said Wednesday that it received reports of 44 new confirmed COVID-19 cases on the Chinese mainland Tuesday, of which 33 were domestically transmitted and 11 were imported.
Of the domestically transmitted cases, 31 were reported in Beijing, one in Hebei Province and one in Sichuan Province, the National Health Commission said in its daily report.
No deaths related to the disease were reported Tuesday, according to the commission.
Two people were discharged from hospitals after recovery, while the number of severe cases increased to seven from five.
As of Tuesday, the mainland had reported a total of 1,856 imported cases. Of the cases, 1,754 had been discharged from hospitals after recovery, said the commission.
Also on Tuesday, 11 new asymptomatic COVID-19 cases were reported on the mainland, including four imported. The commission said 106 asymptomatic cases were still under medical observation, including 62 from abroad.