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Chinese mainland reports 14 new confirmed COVID-19 cases

Updated: Jul 22,2020 09:41    Xinhua

BEIJING — Chinese health authority said on July 22 that it received reports of 14 new confirmed COVID-19 cases on the Chinese mainland on July 21, including five imported cases and nine locally-transmitted ones.

Of the five imported cases, two were reported in Shanghai, two in Guangdong province and one in Yunnan province, the National Health Commission said in its daily report.

All of the nine locally-transmitted cases were reported in Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region.

No deaths related to the disease or new suspected COVID-19 cases were reported on July 21.

On July 21, 23 COVID-19 patients were discharged from hospitals after recovery.

By the end of July 21, a total of 2,020 imported cases had been reported on the mainland. Of them, 1,940 had been discharged from hospitals after recovery, and 80 remained hospitalized, with two in severe conditions. No deaths from the imported cases had been reported.

As of July 21, the overall confirmed cases on the mainland had reached 83,707, including 233 patients who were still being treated, with six in severe conditions.

Altogether 78,840 people had been discharged after recovery, and 4,634 had died of the disease on the mainland, the commission said.

There was still one suspected COVID-19 case, it added.

According to the commission, 6,988 close contacts were still under medical observation after 434 people were discharged from medical observation on July 21.

Also on July 21, 22 new asymptomatic cases, including eight from outside the mainland, were reported and no asymptomatic case was re-categorized as a confirmed case.

The commission said 164 asymptomatic cases, including 84 from outside of the mainland, were still under medical observation.