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Mainland sees 70 locally transmitted COVID-19 cases

A staff member disinfect a logistics center in Harbin, northeast China's Heilongjiang province, Nov 11, 2021. (ZHANG TAO / XINHUA)

BEIJING – The Chinese mainland on Saturday reported 70 new locally transmitted COVID-19 cases, the National Health Commission said in its daily report on Sunday.

Of the new local cases, 60 were reported in Liaoning, three in Hebei, two each in Heilongjiang, Jiangxi, and Yunnan, as well as one in Sichuan.

Of the new local cases, 60 were reported in Liaoning, three in Hebei, two each in Heilongjiang, Jiangxi, and Yunnan, as well as one in Sichuan

Also reported were 19 new imported cases, according to the commission.

No new suspected cases or no new deaths related to COVID-19 were reported on Saturday, said the commission.

A total of 9,865 imported cases had been reported on the mainland by the end of Saturday. Among them, 9,484 had been discharged from hospitals following recovery, and 381 remained hospitalized. No deaths had been reported among the imported cases.

The total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases on the mainland had reached 98,263 by Saturday, including 1,350 patients still receiving treatment, 19 of whom were in severe condition.

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A total of 92,277 patients had been discharged from hospitals following recovery on the mainland, and 4,636 had died as a result of the virus.

A total of 25 asymptomatic cases were newly reported, of whom 17 were from outside the mainland. There were a total of 532 asymptomatic cases, of whom 366 were imported, under medical observation as of Saturday.

By the end of Saturday, 12,380 confirmed COVID-19 cases, including 213 deaths, had been reported in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR), while 77 cases had been reported in the Macao SAR, and 16,479 cases, including 848 deaths, had been reported in Taiwan.

A total of 12,087 COVID-19 patients in the Hong Kong SAR had been discharged from hospitals following recovery, while 76 had been discharged in the Macao SAR, and 13,742 had been discharged in Taiwan.

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