This undated photo shows medical staff members from Jiangsu province working at an intensive care unit ward of the Wuhan No. 1 Hospital in Wuhan. (File photo: Xinhua)
BEIJING, April 8 (Xinhua) -- Chinese health authority said Wednesday it received reports of 62 new confirmed COVID-19 cases on the Chinese mainland Tuesday, of which 59 were imported.
Three new domestic cases were reported, including two in Shandong Province and one in Guangdong Province, the National Health Commission said.
Two deaths were reported Tuesday, with one in Shanghai and the other in Hubei Province. A total of 12 new suspected cases, 11 imported ones and one in Guangdong, were reported on the mainland.
According to the commission, 112 people were discharged from hospitals after recovery, while the number of severe cases decreased by 22 to 189.
As of Tuesday, the mainland had reported a total of 1,042 imported cases. Of the cases, 328 had been discharged from hospitals after recovery, and 714 were being treated with 23 in severe condition, said the commission.
The overall confirmed cases on the mainland had reached 81,802 by Tuesday, including 1,190 patients who were still being treated, 77,279 patients who had been discharged after recovery, and 3,333 people who died of the disease.
The commission said that 83 people were still suspected of being infected with the virus.
It added that 13,334 close contacts were still under medical observation. On Tuesday, 2,295 people were discharged from medical observation.
Also on Tuesday, 137 new asymptomatic COVID-19 cases were reported on the mainland, including 102 imported ones. A total of 11 asymptomatic cases, all imported ones, were re-categorized as confirmed infections, and 64 were discharged from medical observation including eight imported cases, according to the commission.
The commission said 1,095 asymptomatic cases were still under medical observation, including 358 from abroad.
By Tuesday, 935 confirmed cases including four deaths had been reported in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR), 44 confirmed cases in the Macao SAR, and 376 in Taiwan including five deaths.
A total of 236 patients in Hong Kong, 10 in Macao and 61 in Taiwan had been discharged from hospitals after recovery.