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Mainland reports 50 new locally transmitted COVID-19 cases

A staff member handles nucleic acid testing samples in a PCR (polymerase chain reaction) lab in Xianyou county, southeast China's Fujian province, Sept 14, 2021. Three PCR labs have been built in the county to boost nucleic acid detection capacity. (WEI PEIQUAN / XINHUA)

BEIJING – The Chinese mainland on Tuesday reported 50 new locally transmitted COVID-19 cases, all in Fujian province, the National Health Commission said in its daily report on Wednesday.

Also reported were 23 new imported cases, including 13 in Yunnan, four in Guangdong, two in Shanghai, and one each in Tianjin, Zhejiang, Fujian and Henan.

The total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases on the mainland reached 95,413 by Tuesday, including 89,940 recoveries and 4,636 deaths

One new suspected case arriving from outside the mainland was reported in Shanghai, the commission said, adding that no additional deaths related to COVID-19 were posted.

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There were 837 patients still receiving treatment, four of whom were in severe conditions, the commission said.

A total of 8,701 imported cases had been reported on the mainland by the end of Tuesday. No fatalities had been reported among the imported cases.

Overall, the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases on the mainland reached 95,413 by Tuesday, including 89,940 recoveries and 4,636 deaths.

Also on Tuesday, 16 new asymptomatic cases were reported, 15 of whom arrived from outside the mainland and one was a local case. There were a total of 386 asymptomatic cases, of whom 360 were imported, under medical observation.

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By the end of Tuesday, 12,148 confirmed COVID-19 cases, including 213 deaths, had been reported in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR), 63 cases in the Macao SAR, and 16,098 cases, including 839 deaths, in Taiwan.

A total of 11,854 COVID-19 patients in the Hong Kong SAR had been discharged from hospitals following recovery, 63 in the Macao SAR, and 13,742 in Taiwan. 

Nearly 2.16 billion doses of COVID-19 vaccines had been administered on the mainland as of Tuesday, the commission said.