Chinese mainland reports 7 new confirmed COVID-19 cases, all imported
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The Chinese mainland registered seven new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, all of which were imported cases, the National Health Commission said on Thursday.

Zhang Boli (R), recipient of the national honorary title "the People's Hero" and an academician with the Chinese Academy of Engineering, talks to a patient at First Teaching Hospital of Tianjin University of Traditional Chinese Medicine in north China's Tianjin, Feb. 23, 2021. (Photo: Xinhua)

Of the imported cases, three were reported in Shanghai, and one each in Tianjin, Shandong, Guangdong and Sichuan.

Also on Tuesday, nine asymptomatic cases were reported on the mainland. And a total of 279 asymptomatic patients were under medical observation.

There were 281 active cases, including one in critical condition as of Wednesday. No deaths related to the disease were reported, while 96 COVID-19 patients were discharged from hospitals.

The total number of confirmed cases on the Chinese mainland stands at 89,871 and the cumulative death toll is at 4636.