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Chinese mainland reports no new locally transmitted COVID-19 cases

Updated: Feb 23,2021 10:55 AM    Xinhua

BEIJING — No new locally transmitted confirmed cases of COVID-19 were reported on Feb 22 across the Chinese mainland, the National Health Commission said on Feb 23.

Ten new confirmed cases arriving from outside the mainland were reported on the same day, the commission said.

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

Feb 22 also saw the discharge of 37 COVID-19 patients from hospitals following their recovery.

By the end of Feb 22, a total of 4,949 imported cases had been reported on the mainland. Among them, 4,775 had been discharged from hospitals following recovery, and 174 remained hospitalized. No deaths had been reported among the imported cases.

The total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases on the mainland reached 89,852 by Feb 22, including 374 patients still receiving treatment, one of whom was in severe conditions.

A total of 84,842 patients had been discharged following recovery on the mainland, and 4,636 had died of the disease, according to the commission.

There was one suspected COVID-19 case on the mainland as of Feb 22, and 8,002 close contacts remained under medical observation.

Feb 22 saw nine new asymptomatic cases, all arriving from outside the mainland. On the same day, no asymptomatic cases were re-categorized as confirmed cases.

A total of 302 asymptomatic cases were under medical observation, of whom 266 were imported cases.

By the end of Feb 22, 10,884 confirmed COVID-19 cases, including 197 deaths, had been reported in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR), 48 cases in the Macao SAR, and 942 cases, including nine deaths, in Taiwan.

A total of 10,404 COVID-19 patients in the Hong Kong SAR had been discharged from hospitals following recovery, 47 in the Macao SAR, and 893 in Taiwan.