Chinese health authority said Wednesday that it received report of seven new confirmed COVID-19 cases on the Chinese mainland Tuesday, of which one was imported case reported in Shanghai.
Podiatrist Wang Xiuhong and head nurse Long Piao visit a male patient surnamed Peng on Feb 21, 2020. From Jan 20 to April 8, the team has paid 282 visits to patients. (Photo: China Daily)
Six cases were domestically transmitted, all reported in Jilin Province, the National Health Commission said in a daily report.
One new suspected case was also reported in Jilin.
No deaths were reported Tuesday on the mainland, according to the commission.
On Tuesday, 18 people were discharged from hospitals after recovery.
As of Tuesday, the overall confirmed cases on the mainland had reached 82,926, including 104 patients who were still being treated, and 78,189 people who had been discharged after recovery.
Altogether 4,633 people had died of the disease, the commission said.
The commission said four people were still suspected of being infected with the virus.
By Tuesday, the mainland had reported a total of 1,692 imported cases. Of the cases, 1,628 had been discharged from hospitals after recovery, and 64 remained hospitalized with three in severe conditions. No deaths from the imported cases had been reported.
According to the commission, 5,317 close contacts were still under medical observation Tuesday.
Also on Tuesday, eight new asymptomatic cases were reported on the mainland. No cases were re-categorized as confirmed cases, and 18 asymptomatic cases, including two from overseas, were discharged from medical observation, according to the commission.
The commission said 750 asymptomatic cases, including 37 from overseas, were still under medical observation.
By Tuesday, 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 991 patients in Hong Kong, 42 in Macao, and 372 in Taiwan had been discharged from hospitals after recovery.