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Mainland reports 4 new local COVID-19 cases in Guangdong

Property management personnel deliver daily necessities to residents of a housing estate under lockdown due to the recent COVID-19 outbreak in Guangzhou, Guangdong province, on June 2, 2021. (TANG MINGMING / FOR CHINA DAILY)

BEIJING – The Chinese mainland on Sunday reported four new locally transmitted COVID-19 cases, all reported in Guangdong province, the National Health Commission said in its daily report on Monday.

Also newly reported were 19 imported cases, of which five were reported in Shanghai, four in Sichuan, three each in Inner Mongolia and Guangdong, two in Yunnan and one each in Beijing and Jiangsu.

No new suspected cases or new deaths related to COVID-19 were reported in the day.

The total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases on the mainland reached 91,451 by Sunday, including 471 patients still receiving treatment, 13 of whom were in severe condition

A total of 6,275 imported cases had been reported on the mainland by the end of Sunday. Among them, 5,953 had been discharged from hospitals following recovery, and 322 remained hospitalized. No deaths had been reported among the imported cases.

The total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases on the mainland reached 91,451 by Sunday, including 471 patients still receiving treatment, 13 of whom were in severe condition.

A total of 86,344 patients had been discharged from hospitals following recovery on the mainland, and 4,636 had died as a result of the virus.

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There were two suspected COVID-19 cases on the mainland on Sunday.

A total of 24 asymptomatic cases were newly reported, all of whom arrived from abroad. There were a total of 391 asymptomatic cases, of whom 369 were imported, under medical observation by Sunday.

By the end of Sunday, 11,877 confirmed COVID-19 cases, including 210 deaths, had been reported in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR), while 52 cases had been reported in the Macao SAR, and 12,921 cases, including 437 deaths, had been reported in Taiwan.

A total of 11,598 COVID-19 patients in the Hong Kong SAR had been discharged from hospitals following recovery, while 51 had been discharged in the Macao SAR, and 1,133 had been discharged in Taiwan. 

The four cases in Guangdong were all reported in the provincial capital Guangzhou, according to the provincial health commission.The province on Sunday also reported 14 imported asymptomatic carriers.

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Two medics in Guangzhou Eighth People's Hospital tested positive for COVID-19 on June 11 and are currently receiving treatment at the hospital, the provincial health commission said Monday, adding that both of them are in stable condition.

They tested positive during a routine nucleic acid testing at the hospital. All their close contacts have been isolated for medical observation, and no positive nucleic acid test results have been reported so far. The major places they had visited have been disinfected.

It is highly likely that the two medical workers have contracted COVID-19 through accidental exposure to the virus, according to the preliminary investigation. Further investigation is currently underway to ascertain the specific reasons.

All the staff members working at the Guangzhou Eighth People's Hospital are under closed-loop management, with daily nucleic acid testing. So far, no positive results have been reported.

By Sunday, Guangdong had reported a total of 2,625 confirmed COVID-19 cases, including 1,075 imported ones. Currently, 194 patients are being treated in hospitals, said the local commission. 

Over 892.7 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines had been administered across China as of Sunday, the National Health Commission said Monday.