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Mainland reports 19 new imported COVID-19 cases

Two men wearing face masks to protect against the coronavirus walk along a street in Beijing, capital of China, May 7, 2021. (MARK SCHIEFELBEIN / AP)

BEIJING – The Chinese mainland on Tuesday reported 19 new imported COVID-19 cases, the National Health Commission said in its daily report on Wednesday.

Of the fresh cases, nine were posted in Yunnan, six in Shanghai, and four in Guangdong, said the commission.

The mainland also reported one new suspected carrier who arrived from outside the mainland, the commission said, adding that there were no additional deaths.

The total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases on the mainland reached 95,083 by Tuesday, including 89,652 recoveries and 4,636 deaths

By the end of Tuesday, a total of 8,523 imported cases had been reported on the mainland with no fatalities. 

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The total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases on the mainland reached 95,083 by Tuesday, including 795 patients still receiving treatment.

A total of 89,652 patients had been discharged following recovery, and 4,636 had died as a result of the virus.

Also on Tuesday, 11 new asymptomatic cases were reported, all arriving from outside the mainland. There were a total of 390 asymptomatic cases under medical observation, of whom 358 were imported.

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By the end of Tuesday, 12,129 confirmed COVID-19 cases, including 212 deaths, had been reported in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR), 63 cases in the Macao SAR, and 16047 cases, including 837 deaths, in Taiwan.

A total of 11,825 COVID-19 patients in the Hong Kong SAR had been discharged from hospitals following recovery, 61 in the Macao SAR, and 13,742 in Taiwan.

Nearly 2.12 billion doses of COVID-19 vaccines had been administered on the mainland as of Tuesday, data from the commission showed.