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Chinese mainland reports no new locally transmitted COVID-19 cases

Updated: Oct 18,2020 10:39 AM    

BEIJING — No new locally transmitted COVID-19 cases were reported on Oct 17 across the Chinese mainland, the National Health Commission said on Oct 18.

A total of 13 confirmed cases arriving from outside the mainland were reported, the commission said in its daily report.

One new suspected COVID-19 case from outside the mainland was reported in Shanghai, but no new deaths related to the disease were reported, the commission said.

Of the new imported cases, five were reported in Shanghai, four in Guangdong, two in Shaanxi, and one each in Tianjin and Sichuan.

On Oct 17, 20 COVID-19 patients were discharged from hospitals after recovery on the Chinese mainland.

By the end of Oct 17, a total of 3,110 imported cases had been reported on the mainland. Of them, 2,871 had been discharged from hospitals after recovery, and 239 remained hospitalized. No deaths from the imported cases had been reported.

As of Oct 17, the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases on the mainland had reached 85,672, including 252 patients, five of whom were in severe condition, still being treated.

Altogether 80,786 patients had been discharged after recovery, and 4,634 had died of the disease on the mainland, the commission said.

There were four suspected COVID-19 cases on the mainland, while 8,265 close contacts were still under medical observation after 343 were discharged on Oct 17, according to the commission.

Also on Oct 17, 34 new asymptomatic cases, all arriving from outside the mainland, were reported, and no asymptomatic cases were re-categorized as confirmed cases.

The commission said 389 asymptomatic cases, including 388 from outside the mainland, were still under medical observation.

By Oct 17, 5,237 confirmed cases, including 105 deaths, had been reported in Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR), 46 cases in Macao SAR, and 535 cases, including seven deaths, in Taiwan.

A total of 4,963 COVID-19 patients in Hong Kong SAR, 46 in Macao SAR and 491 in Taiwan had been discharged from hospitals after recovery.