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Mainland sees 8 new local COVID-19 cases in Guangdong

A medical worker collects a swab sample from a resident for COVID-19 nucleic acid testing in Liwan district of Guangzhou, south China's Guangdong province, June 8, 2021. (DENG HUA / XINHUA)

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

The same day also saw eight new imported cases on the mainland. Of them, two each were reported in Beijing, Shanghai and Sichuan, and one each in Fujian and Guangdong.

By Tuesday, the mainland had reported 91,316 confirmed cases, 86,267 recoveries and 4,636 deaths

Eleven new suspected cases arriving from outside the mainland were reported in Shanghai, the commission said, adding that there were no newly reported deaths related to the disease.

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There were 413 patients still receiving treatment, 10 of whom were in severe conditions, the commission said.

By Tuesday, the mainland had reported 91,316 confirmed cases, 86,267 recoveries and 4,636 deaths. A total of 6,173 imported cases had been reported with no fatalities.

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

Also on Tuesday, nine new symptomatic cases were reported, all of which arrived from abroad.

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A total of 808.96 million vaccine doses have so far been administered on the mainland, 23 days after the figure surpassed 400 million doses, according to the National Health Commission

By the end of Tuesday, 11,868 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 11,694 cases, including 308 deaths, in Taiwan.

A total of 11,584 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 800m vaccine doses administered across mainland

More than 800 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered across the mainland as of Tuesday as the country steps up its inoculation drive.

A total of 808.96 million vaccine doses have so far been administered, 23 days after the figure surpassed 400 million doses, according to the commission on Wednesday.

China is working at full throttle to vaccinate its people against COVID-19. At least 70 percent of the target population in China is expected to be vaccinated against COVID-19 by the end of this year, said Zeng Yixin, deputy head of the NHC, during a recent interview with Xinhua. 

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In east China's Jiangsu province, the provincial health commission and the Jiangsu branch of the Red Cross Society of China on Tuesday set up a vaccination site at a railway construction site for over 1,000 railway builders.

"Most of us are migrant workers and don't know too much vaccination information. This on-site vaccination service has provided great convenience for us," said Wang Yongli, a migrant worker from northeast China's Liaoning province.