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Mainland reports 10 new local COVID-19 cases in Guangdong

A medical worker sprays disinfectant at a colleague who has ended his duty at a COVID-19 nucleic acid testing site in Liwan district of Guangzhou, south China's Guangdong province, May 27, 2021. (DENG HUA / XINHUA)

BEIJING/MACAO – The Chinese mainland on Tuesday reported 10 new locally transmitted COVID-19 cases in Guangdong province, the National Health Commission said in its daily report on Wednesday.

Seven of the fresh were reported in the provincial capital city of Guangzhou while the other three were posted in the city of Foshan, the provincial health commission of Guangdong said.

The same day also saw 14 new imported cases on the mainland, the National Health Commission said. Of them, six were reported in Shanghai, three each in Fujian and Guangdong, and one each in Sichuan and Yunnan.

By Tuesday, the mainland had reported a total of 91,146 confirmed cases, 86,164 recoveries and 4,636 deaths

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No new suspected cases or deaths related to COVID-19 were reported, the commission said. The number of suspected cases remained at two.

There were 346 patients still receiving treatment, six of whom were in severe condition, it said.

By Tuesday, the mainland had reported a total of 91,146 confirmed cases, 86,164 recoveries and 4,636 deaths. A total of 6,077 imported cases had been reported with no deaths.

Also on Tuesday, 19 new asymptomatic cases were reported, seven of which were local cases in Guangdong and 12 were from outside the mainland. 

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Over 681.9 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines had been administered across the mainland as of Tuesday, the commission said.

By the end of Tuesday, 11,848 confirmed COVID-19 cases, including 210 deaths, had been reported in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR), while 51 cases had been reported in the Macao SAR, and 8,842 cases, including 137 deaths, had been reported in Taiwan.

A total of 11,575 COVID-19 patients in the Hong Kong SAR had been discharged from hospitals following recovery, 49 in the Macao SAR, and 1,133 in Taiwan.

Macao CE urges public to get vaccinated

Chief Executive of the Macao Special Administrative Region (SAR) Ho Iat-seng on Tuesday called on members of the public to get vaccinated against COVID-19 as soon as possible.

Speaking to reporters after a public event, Ho said there had lately been an increasing number of people reserving a booking for inoculation. 

The health authorities will optimize inoculation arrangements for the greater convenience of the public, he said.

Macao has secured sufficient supply of vaccines and the SAR government currently has no plan to offer incentives to boost vaccination, Ho said, adding that inoculation is voluntary.

He expressed confidence that Guangdong, which neighbors the Macao SAR, would be able to contain its recent outbreak shortly by taking effective measures.