Mainland sees 65 local virus cases among 80 fresh infections

People wearing face masks to prevent the spread of the coronavirus walk at a pedestrian shopping street in Beijing, Saturday, Jan. 23, 2021. (MARK SCHIEFELBEIN / AP)

BEIJING- The Chinese mainland on Saturday reported 80 newly confirmed COVID-19 cases, including 65 locally transmitted ones and 15 arriving from outside the mainland, the National Health Commission said Sunday.

Of the locally transmitted cases, 29 were reported in Heilongjiang, 19 in Hebei, 12 in Jilin, three in Shanghai and two in Beijing, the commission said in its daily report.

On the other hand, five new imported cases were reported in Guangdong, three in Shanghai, two in Shanxi, and one each in Tianjin, Liaoning, Jiangsu, Shaanxi and Gansu, the commission said. 

Among all the imported cases, 4,306 had been discharged from hospitals after recovery while 298 remained hospitalized, the commission said.

No deaths had been reported among the imported cases.

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