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Chinese mainland reports 46 new confirmed COVID-19 cases

People's Daily Online

(Xinhua) 09:15, April 15, 2020

BEIJING, April 15 (Xinhua) -- Chinese health authority said Wednesday that it received reports of 46 new confirmed COVID-19 cases on the Chinese mainland Tuesday, of which 36 were imported.

A total of 10 new domestically transmitted cases were reported, including eight in Heilongjiang Province and two in Guangdong Province, the National Health Commission said in a daily report.

One death in Hubei Province was reported Tuesday on the mainland. A total of 11 new suspected cases, including 10 imported ones and one in Liaoning Province, were also reported.

According to the commission, 78 people were discharged from hospitals after recovery Tuesday, while the number of severe cases decreased by 3 to 113.

As of Tuesday, the mainland had reported a total of 1,500 imported cases. Of the cases, 596 had been discharged from hospitals after recovery, 904 were being treated with 45 in severe condition and no death had been reported, said the commission.

The overall confirmed cases on the mainland had reached 82,295 by Tuesday, including 1,137 patients who were still being treated, 77,816 people who had been discharged after recovery, and 3,342 people who died of the disease.

The commission said that 73 people, including 72 from abroad, were still suspected of being infected with the virus.

It added that 8,309 close contacts were still under medical observation. On Tuesday, 1,058 people were discharged from medical observation.

Also on Tuesday, 57 new asymptomatic cases, including three from abroad, were reported on the mainland. Seven asymptomatic cases, of which five were imported, were re-categorized as confirmed cases, and 32 were discharged from medical observation including seven imported cases, according to the commission.

The commission said 1,023 asymptomatic cases, including 228 from abroad, were still under medical observation.

By Tuesday, 1,012 confirmed cases including four deaths had been reported in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR), 45 confirmed cases in the Macao SAR, and 393 in Taiwan including six deaths.

A total of 434 patients in Hong Kong, 15 in Macao and 124 in Taiwan had been discharged from hospitals after recovery.

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