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Mainland records 19 new local COVID-19 cases

Medical workers deliver medicine for the elderly in quarantine at a community under close-off management where a locally transmitted COVID-19 case was found in Haidian District of Beijing, capital of China, Jan 18, 2022. (REN CHAO / XINHUA)

BEIJING – The Chinese mainland recorded 19 locally transmitted COVID-19 infections on Saturday, the National Health Commission said Sunday.

Saturday saw nine new local infections in Beijing, five in Tianjin, three in Guangdong, and one each in Henan and Yunnan, according to the commission.

As of Saturday, the Chinese mainland had reported 105,603 confirmed cases, including both local ones and those arriving from outside the mainland.

Across the Chinese mainland, a total of 37 imported COVID-19 cases were also reported Saturday.

Three new suspected cases arriving from outside the mainland were reported in Shanghai, and no new deaths from COVID-19 were reported on the day, it added.

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A total of 34 asymptomatic cases were newly reported Saturday, 27 of whom arrived from outside the mainland, according to the commission.

As of Saturday, the Chinese mainland had reported 105,603 confirmed cases, including both local ones and those arriving from outside the mainland. Currently, 2,920 patients are still under treatment, of whom 10 were in severe condition.

A total of 4,636 patients had died as a result of the virus on the Chinese mainland since the pandemic. The toll has remained unchanged for almost a year. 

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