Chinese mainland reports only 12 imported Covid-19 cases; no local cases for 39 days

  • China
  • Tuesday, 29 Sep 2020

Passengers wearing face masks as a preventive measure against the Covid-19 coronavirus arriving at the Pudong International Airport in Shanghai on Tuesday (Sept 29, 2020). China has not reported any local Covid-19 cases for 39 days. - AFP

BEIJING, Sept 29 (Xinhua): No new locally transmitted Covid-19 cases were reported Monday across the Chinese mainland, the National Health Commission said Tuesday. The 39th consecutive day China has not reported any local cases.

Twelve imported confirmed Covid-19 cases were reported, the commission said in its daily report.

One new suspected Covid-19 case from outside the mainland was reported in Shanghai, but no new deaths related to the disease were reported, the commission said.

On Monday, 13 Covid-19 patients were discharged from hospitals after recovery on the Chinese mainland.

By the end of Monday, a total of 2,835 imported cases had been reported on the mainland.

Of them, 2,651 had been discharged from hospitals after recovery, and 184 remained hospitalised, with two in severe condition. No deaths from the imported cases had been reported.

As of Monday, the total number of confirmed Covid-19 cases on the mainland had reached 85,384, including the 184 patients still being treated.

Altogether 80,566 patients had been discharged after recovery, and 4,634 had died of the disease on the mainland, the commission said.

There was one suspected Covid-19 case on the mainland, while 7,729 close contacts were still under medical observation after 254 were discharged Monday, according to the commission.

Also on Monday, 26 new asymptomatic cases, all from outside the mainland, were reported, and two asymptomatic cases were re-categorised as confirmed cases.

The commission said 376 asymptomatic cases, including 374 from outside the mainland, were still under medical observation.

By the end of Monday, 5,075 confirmed cases including 105 deaths had been reported in Hong Kong, together with 46 confirmed cases in Macau and 513 cases including seven deaths in Taiwan.

A total of 4,790 Covid-19 patients in Hong Kong, 46 in the Macau, and 482 in Taiwan had been discharged from hospitals after recovery. - Xinhua
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