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Mainland sees 94 local cases among 103 fresh infections

A staff member sterilizes a bag of supplies to be delivered in Beijing’s Daxing district on Jan 20, 2021. (PENG ZIYANG / XINHUA)

BEIJING – The Chinese mainland on Thursday reported 103 newly confirmed COVID-19 cases, including 94 locally transmitted ones and nine arriving from outside the mainland, the National Health Commission said Friday.

Of the new local cases, 47 were reported in Heilongjiang, 19 in Jilin, 18 in Hebei, six in Shanghai, three in Beijing, and one in Shanxi, the commission said in its daily report.

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

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Of the new local cases, 47 were reported in Heilongjiang, 19 in Jilin, 18 in Hebei, six in Shanghai, three in Beijing, and one in Shanxi, the National Health Commission said

By the end of Thursday, the mainland had reported 4,572 imported COVID-19 cases in total. Among them, 4,286 had been discharged from hospitals following recovery, and 286 remained hospitalized. No deaths had been reported among the imported cases.

The total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases on the mainland reached 88,804 by Thursday, including 1,674 patients still receiving treatment, of whom 80 were in severe condition.

A total of 82,495 patients had been discharged from hospitals following recovery on the mainland, and 4,635 had died of the disease, according to the commission.

There were five suspected cases on the mainland on Thursday, and 35,752 close contacts remained under medical observation.

Thursday also saw 119 newly reported asymptomatic cases on the mainland, of which 20 were imported, while 20 asymptomatic cases were re-categorized as confirmed cases.

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There were 929 asymptomatic cases still under medical observation, of which 273 arrived from outside the mainland.

By the end of Thursday, 9,867 confirmed cases, including 167 deaths, had been reported in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR), 46 cases in the Macao SAR, and 872 cases, including seven deaths, in Taiwan.

A total of 8,904 COVID-19 patients in the Hong Kong SAR had been discharged from hospitals following recovery, 46 in the Macao SAR, and 771 in Taiwan.

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