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Mainland reports 28 new imported COVID-19 cases

A medical worker administers a dose of COVID-19 vaccine to a boy at an inoculation site in Xuhui district of Shanghai, Sept 3, 2021, as the city kicked off a mass vaccination campaign to minors aged between 12 and 14. (LIU YING / XINHUA)

BEIJING – The Chinese mainland on Wednesday reported 28 new imported COVID-19 cases, the National Health Commission said in its daily report on Thursday.

Of the new cases, 17 were posted in Yunnan, four in Guangdong, two each in Shanghai and Fujian, and one each in Zhejiang, Hubei and Sichuan, said the commission, adding that three of them were previously asymptomatic cases.

The total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases on the mainland reached 95,111 by Wednesday, including 89,689 recoveries and 4,636 deaths

Meanwhile, no additional deaths or suspected cases related to COVID-19 were reported, said the commission.

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By the end of Wednesday, a total of 8,551 imported cases had been reported on the mainland with no fatalities.

The total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases on the mainland reached 95,111 by Wednesday, including 786 patients still receiving treatment.

A total of 89,689 patients had been discharged following recovery, and 4,636 had died as a result of the virus.

There was one suspected COVID-19 case on the mainland on Wednesday.

Also on Wednesday, nine new asymptomatic cases were reported, all arriving from outside the mainland. There were a total of 376 asymptomatic cases under medical observation, including 348 that were imported.

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By the end of Wednesday, 12,131 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 16,056 cases, including 837 deaths, in Taiwan.

A total of 11,831 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.  

More than 2.12 billion doses of COVID-19 vaccines had been administered on the mainland as of Wednesday, the commission said.