China reports 17 new Covid-19 cases but no local cases for 15 straight days


  • China
  • Monday, 31 Aug 2020

SHANGHAI, Aug 31 (Xinhua): China reported 17 new Covid-19 (coronavirus) cases on Aug 30, up from 9 reported a day earlier, the country's health authority said on Monday.

The National Health Commission said all of the new cases were imported infections involving travellers returning from abroad, marking the 15th straight day of no local infections for the country.

The number of asymptoma Covid-19 infections now stands at 85,048, while the death toll remained unchanged at 4,634.

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

Of the imported cases, six were reported in Shanghai, five in Tianjin, two in Fujian and one each in Shanxi, Zhejiang, Guangdong and Shaanxi, the commission said.

On Sunday, a total of 24 Covid-19 patients were discharged from hospitals after recovery, the commission said.

By the end of Sunday, a total of 2,499 imported cases had been reported on the mainland. Of them, 2,311 had been discharged from hospitals after recovery, and 188 remained hospitalized, with four in severe condition. No deaths from the imported cases had been reported.

As of Sunday, the total number of confirmed Covid-19 cases on the mainland had reached 85,048, including 237 patients who were still being treated, with four in severe condition.

Altogether 80,177 people had been discharged after recovery, and 4,634 had died of the disease on the mainland, the commission said.

There were no suspected Covid-19 cases on the mainland, it added.

According to the commission, 7,190 close contacts were still under medical observation after 814 were discharged on Sunday.

Also on Sunday, 19 new asymptomatic cases, all from outside the mainland, were reported, and no asymptomatic cases were re-categorised as confirmed ones.

The commission said 340 asymptomatic cases, including 312 from outside the mainland, were still under medical observation.

By Sunday, 4,801 confirmed cases including 88 deaths had been reported in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR), together with 46 confirmed cases in the Macao SAR and 488 cases including seven deaths in Taiwan.

A total of 4,320 Covid-19 patients in the Hong Kong, 46 in the Macao, and 462 in Taiwan had been discharged from hospitals after recovery. - Xinhua
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