Mainland reports 12 COVID-19 new cases


BEIJING: Chinese health authority said Monday it received reports of 12 newly confirmed COVID-19 cases on the Chinese mainland Sunday, including seven domestically transmitted and five imported ones.
All the domestically transmitted cases were reported in Beijing, the National Health Commission said in its daily report. No deaths related to the disease were reported Sunday, according to the commission.
On Sunday, nine people were discharged from hospital after recovery, and four new suspected cases were reported in Beijing. As of Sunday, the overall confirmed cases on the mainland had reached 83,512, including 418 patients who were still being treated, with eight in severe conditions.
Altogether 78,460 people had been discharged from hospitals after recovery and 4,634 people had died of the disease, the commission said.
By Sunday, the Chinese mainland had reported a total of 1,907 imported cases. Of the cases, 1,823 had been discharged after recovery, and 84 remained hospitalized, including one in severe condition. No deaths from the imported cases had been reported.
The commission said there were 10 cases suspected of having been infected with the virus by Sunday. According to the commission, 7,012 close contacts were still under medical observation after 824 people were discharged from medical observation on Sunday. Six new asymptomatic cases, including five imported, were reported on the mainland Sunday, it said, adding that one asymptomatic case was re-categorized as a confirmed case. Nine asymptomatic cases were discharged from medical observation.
The commission said 102 asymptomatic cases, including 63 imported, were still under medical observation. By Sunday, 1,199 confirmed cases including seven deaths had been reported in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR), 46 confirmed cases in the Macao SAR, and 447 in Taiwan including seven deaths. – Agencies