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Mainland reports 9 new local COVID-19 cases in Guangdong

Volunteers in charge of delivering necessities to residents under home quarantine pose for a group photo at a residential area in Liwan district of Guangzhou, capital of South China's Guangdong province, June 1, 2021. (PHOTO / XINHUA)

BEIJING/GUANGDONG – The Chinese mainland on Thursday reported nine new locally transmitted COVID-19 cases in Guangdong province, two of which were previously asymptomatic cases, the National Health Commission (NHC) and the provincial health commission said on Friday.

Eight of the confirmed cases were reported in the provincial capital city of Guangzhou and the other one in the city of Foshan.

The same day also saw 15 new imported cases on the mainland. Of them, five were reported in Shanghai, two each in Guangdong, Sichuan and Yunnan, and one each in Beijing, Inner Mongolia, Zhejiang and Shaanxi.

By Thursday, the mainland had reported a total of 91,194 confirmed cases, 86,187 recoveries and 4,636 deaths

No new suspected cases or deaths related to COVID-19 were reported on Thursday, the NHC said.

There were 371 patients still receiving treatment, eight of whom were in severe condition.

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By Thursday, the mainland had reported a total of 91,194 confirmed cases, 86,187 recoveries and 4,636 deaths. A total of 6,101 imported cases had been reported with no deaths.

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

On the same day, 21 new asymptomatic cases were reported, one of which was a local case in Guangdong and 20 were from outside the mainland. 

Nearly 723.49 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines had been administered across the mainland as of Thursday, the NHC said.

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By the end of Thursday, 11,849 confirmed COVID-19 cases, including 210 deaths, had been reported in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR), 51 cases in the Macao SAR, and 9,974 cases, including 166 deaths, in Taiwan.

A total of 11,577 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.