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Chinese mainland reports 105 new confirmed COVID-19 cases

Updated: Jul 30,2020 01:56 PM    Xinhua

BEIJING — Chinese health authority said on July 30 that it received reports of 105 new confirmed COVID-19 cases on the Chinese mainland on July 29, including 102 domestically transmitted cases and three imported ones.

Ninety-six of the 102 domestically transmitted cases were reported in Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region, five in Liaoning province, and one in Beijing municipality, the National Health Commission said in its daily report, adding that one new suspected COVID-19 case imported from abroad was reported in Shanghai municipality.

No deaths related to the disease were reported on July 29.

Thirteen COVID-19 patients were newly discharged from hospitals after recovery, the commission said.

As of July 29, the overall confirmed COVID-19 cases on the mainland had reached 84,165, including 574 patients who were still being treated, with 33 in severe condition.

Altogether 78,957 people had been discharged after recovery, and 4,634 had died of the disease on the mainland, the commission said.

Provinces of Guangdong, Yunnan and Shaanxi each saw one new imported case on July 29.

By the end of July 29, a total of 2,059 imported cases had been reported on the mainland. Of them, 1,981 had been discharged from hospitals after recovery, and 78 remained hospitalized, with two in serious condition. No deaths from the imported cases had been reported.

There were still two suspected COVID-19 cases, it added.

According to the commission, 18,353 close contacts were still under medical observation after 584 people were discharged from medical observation July 29.

Also on July 29, 21 new asymptomatic cases, including one from outside the mainland, were reported, and 12 asymptomatic cases were re-categorized as confirmed ones.

The commission said 280 asymptomatic cases, including 90 from outside the mainland, were still under medical observation.

By July 29, 3,002 confirmed cases, including 24 deaths, had been reported in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR), 46 confirmed cases in the Macao SAR, and 467 confirmed cases, including seven deaths, in Taiwan.

A total of 1,591 COVID-19 patients in the Hong Kong SAR, 46 in the Macao SAR, and 440 in Taiwan had been discharged from hospitals after recovery.