Chinese mainland reports 46 new confirmed COVID-19 cases
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Photo shows a view at the New China International Exhibition Center in Beijing, capital of China, March 14, 2020. (Photo: Xinhua)

Chinese health authority said on Wednesday it received reports of 46 new confirmed COVID-19 cases on the Chinese mainland on Tuesday, among which 10 were domestically contracted and 36 were imported.

The Chinese mainland registered one new death in Hubei and 11 new suspected cases on Tuesday.

According to the National Health Commission, 78 people were discharged from hospitals after recovery, while the number of severe cases decreased by three to 113.

As of Tuesday, the mainland had reported a total of 1,500 imported cases. Of the cases, 596 had been discharged from hospitals after recovery and 45 were in severe condition, said the commission.

Also on Tuesday, 57 new asymptomatic COVID-19 cases were reported on the mainland, including three imported ones. The commission said 1,023 asymptomatic cases were still under medical observation, including 228 from abroad.