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Chinese mainland reports no new locally-transmitted COVID-19 cases

Updated: Oct 24,2020 10:32 AM    Xinhua

BEIJING — No new locally-transmitted COVID-19 cases were reported on Oct 23 across the Chinese mainland, the National Health Commission said on Oct 24.

A total of 28 confirmed cases arriving from outside the mainland were reported, the commission said in its daily report.

No new suspected cases or new deaths related to the disease were reported, the commission added.

Of the new imported cases, nine were reported in both Shanghai and Guangdong, three in both Tianjin and Shaanxi, and two each in Beijing and Fujian, the commission said in its daily report.

On Oct 23, 11 COVID-19 patients were discharged from hospitals after recovery on the Chinese mainland.

By the end of Oct 23, a total of 3,213 imported cases had been reported on the mainland. Of them, 2,959 had been discharged from hospitals after recovery, and 254 remained hospitalized. No deaths from the imported cases had been reported.

As of Oct 23, the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases on the mainland had reached 85,775, including 265 patients still being treated, three of whom were in severe condition.

Altogether 80,876 patients had been discharged after recovery, and 4,634 had died of the disease on the mainland, the commission said.

There were five suspected COVID-19 cases on the mainland, while 8,069 close contacts were still under medical observation after 885 were discharged Friday, according to the commission.