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Mainland reports six new local COVID-19 cases in Guangdong

People wait to take COVID-19 nucleic acid tests in Liwan district of Guangzhou, south China's Guangdong province, June 8, 2021. (DENG HUA / XINHUA)

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

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

No new suspected cases or deaths related to the disease were reported, said the commission.

By Wednesday, the Chinese mainland had reported 91,337 confirmed cases, along with 86,285 recoveries and 4,636 deaths

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There were 416 patients still receiving treatment, 12 of whom were in severe conditions, it said.

By Wednesday, the mainland had reported 91,337 confirmed cases, along with 86,285 recoveries and 4,636 deaths. A total of 6,188 imported cases had been reported with no fatalities.

There were 11 suspected COVID-19 cases on the mainland on Wednesday.

Also on Wednesday, 27 new asymptomatic cases were reported, all of whom arrived from abroad. 

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By the end of Wednesday, 11,872 confirmed COVID-19 cases, including 210 deaths, had been reported in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR), 52 cases in the Macao SAR, and 11,968 cases, including 333 deaths, in Taiwan.

A total of 11,587 COVID-19 patients in the Hong Kong SAR had been discharged from hospitals following recovery, 51 in the Macao SAR, and 1,133 in Taiwan.

Over 824.8 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines had been administered across the mainland as of Wednesday, the commission said.

More than 200,000 foreigners in China have been vaccinated so far, Foreign Ministry spokesperson Wang Wenbin said separately at a daily press briefing on Thursday.