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Mainland sees 61 new locally transmitted COVID-19 cases

Residents have their information registered before undergoing nucleic acid tests in Zhengzhou, central China's Henan province, Aug 2, 2021. (XU YANAN / XINHUA)

BEIJING/WUHAN – The Chinese mainland on Monday reported 61 new locally transmitted COVID-19 cases, the National Health Commission said in its daily report on Tuesday.

Of the new local cases, 45 were reported in Jiangsu, six in Hunan, three in Hubei, two each in Henan and Yunnan, and one each in Beijing, Shanghai and Fujian, according to the commission.

Meanwhile, the mainland also saw 29 fresh imported cases, eight of which were reported in Yunnan, six in Guangdong, three each in Tianjin, Shanghai and Sichuan, two each in Jiangsu and Shaanxi, and one each in Fujian and Shandong.

By the end of Monday, the number of confirmed cases on the mainland reached 93,193, including 87,400 recoveries. The death toll remained at 4,636

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

There were 1,157 patients still receiving treatment, 24 of whom were in severe condition, it said.

By the end of Monday, a total of 7,504 imported cases had been reported on the mainland with no deaths.

Overall, the number of confirmed cases on the mainland reached 93,193, including 87,400 recoveries. The death toll remained at 4,636.

There was no suspected COVID-19 case on the mainland on Monday.

On the same day, 41 new asymptomatic cases were  reported. There were a total of 499 asymptomatic cases, of whom 383 were imported, under medical observation.

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By the end of Monday, 11,990 confirmed COVID-19 cases, including 212 deaths, had been reported in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR), 59 cases in the Macao SAR, and 15,702 cases, including 789 deaths, in Taiwan.

A total of 11,715 COVID-19 patients in the Hong Kong SAR had been discharged from hospitals following recovery, 54 had been discharged in the Macao SAR, and 12,884 in Taiwan.  

Nearly 1.69 billion doses of COVID-19 vaccines had been administered on the mainland by Monday, the commission said.

Wuhan launches citywide testing

Wuhan, capital of central China's Hubei province, launched another citywide COVID-19 nucleic acid testing campaign on Tuesday, according to authorities at a press conference held by the provincial COVID-19 prevention and control headquarters.

The city, once hard-hit by COVID-19, identified new local clusters of infections Monday when seven migrant workers at the Wuhan Economic & Technological Development Zone tested positive for the coronavirus.

On the same day, three new locally transmitted confirmed cases and five asymptomatic cases were registered, the provincial health commission said on Tuesday.

An all-inclusive nucleic acid testing campaign has been launched in the province, with approximately 403,000 people sampled so far.

According to the authorities, Hubei has urged residents not to leave the province unless necessary.

Before Monday, Wuhan had not reported a locally transmitted case for over a year.