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Chinese mainland reports 45 new confirmed COVID-19 cases

Updated: Aug 01,2020 01:54 PM    Xinhua

BEIJING — Chinese health authority said on Aug 1 that it received reports of 45 new confirmed COVID-19 cases on the Chinese mainland on July 31, 39 of which were domestically transmitted.

Of the domestically transmitted cases, 31 were reported in Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region and eight were in Liaoning province, the National Health Commission said in its daily report.

No deaths related to the disease or new suspected COVID-19 cases were reported on July 31, the commission said.

On July 31, 15 COVID-19 patients were discharged from hospitals after recovery.

As of July 31, the overall confirmed cases on the mainland had reached 84,337, including 714 patients who were still being treated, with 39 in severe condition.

Altogether 78,989 people had been discharged after recovery, and 4,634 had died of the disease, the commission said.

Six new imported cases were reported on July 31, of which four were reported in Shanghai and two in Guangdong.

By the end of July 31, a total of 2,069 imported cases had been reported on the mainland. Of the cases, 1,989 had been discharged from hospitals after recovery, and 80 remained hospitalized with three in severe condition. No deaths from the imported cases had been reported.

There were still two suspected COVID-19 cases, the commission said.

According to the commission, 20,278 close contacts were still under medical observation after 589 people were discharged from medical observation on July 31.

Also on July 31, 23 new asymptomatic cases, including 11 from outside the mainland, were reported and five asymptomatic cases were re-categorized as confirmed cases.

The commission said 252 asymptomatic cases, including 99 from outside the mainland, were still under medical observation.

By July 31, 3,272 confirmed cases including 27 deaths had been reported in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR), 46 confirmed cases in the Macao SAR, and 467 in Taiwan including seven deaths.

A total of 1,751 COVID-19 patients in the Hong Kong SAR, 46 in the Macao SAR, and 441 in Taiwan had been discharged from hospitals after recovery.