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Yunnan reports 7 new local COVID-19 cases

In this March 31, 2021 photo, a resident receives nucleic acid testing for COVID-19 at Mengmao village of Mengmao township, Ruili city, southwest China's Yunnan province. (CHEN XINBO / XINHUA)

KUNMING – China's Yunnan province reported seven new locally transmitted COVID-19 confirmed cases and three asymptomatic carriers, all in the city of Ruili, on Friday, the provincial health commission said Saturday.

The cases were all found in the all-inclusive nucleic acid testing in Ruili, the commission said.

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Apart from the 11 new cases in Yunnan, the Chinese mainland on Friday reported 15 new imported COVID-19 cases, the National Health Commission said 

The province also registered four imported confirmed cases and one asymptomatic carrier. The confirmed cases were all from Myanmar, and the asymptomatic case lived in Laos before arriving in China.

By the end of Friday, there were 120 confirmed cases in hospitals in Yunnan, including 38 locally transmitted cases. There were also 21 asymptomatic cases, including three locally transmitted ones.

Ruili, which lies along China's border with Myanmar, has been reporting new locally transmitted COVID-19 cases since July 4.

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Apart from the 11 new cases in Yunnan, the Chinese mainland on Friday reported 15 new imported COVID-19 cases, the National Health Commission said in its daily report on Saturday.

Among the 15 cases, six were reported in Shanghai, four in Yunnan, three each in Sichuan and Shaanxi, two in Tianjin, and one in Guangdong, according to the commission.

Two new suspected cases were reported in Shanghai, all arriving from outside the mainland, while no deaths related to COVID-19 were reported on Friday across the mainland, it added.