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Chinese mainland reports 52 new locally transmitted COVID-19 cases

Xinhua|Updated: 2021-01-07

BEIJING — China's National Health Commission said on Jan 7 that it received reports of 63 newly confirmed COVID-19 cases on the Chinese mainland on Jan 6, of which 52 were locally transmitted and 11 were imported.

Of the locally transmitted cases, 51 were reported in Hebei and one in Liaoning, said the commission in its daily report.

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

A total of 21 COVID-19 patients were discharged from hospitals after recovery on the Chinese mainland on Jan 6.

By the end of Jan 6, a total of 4,359 imported cases had been reported on the mainland. Among them, 4,079 had been discharged from hospitals following recovery, and 280 remained hospitalized. No deaths had been reported among the imported cases.

The total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases on the mainland reached 87,278 by Jan 6, including 485 patients still receiving treatment.

A total of 82,159 patients had been discharged from hospitals following recovery on the mainland, and 4,634 had died of the virus, according to the report.

There was no suspected COVID-19 case on the mainland as of Jan 6.

Jan 6 also saw 79 newly reported asymptomatic cases on the mainland. On the same day, four asymptomatic cases were re-categorized as confirmed ones.

A total of 423 asymptomatic cases were under medical observation, of which 244 were imported ones, the commission said.

By the end of Jan 6, 9,074 confirmed COVID-19 cases, including 154 deaths, had been reported in Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR), while 46 confirmed cases had been reported in Macao SAR, and 819 cases, including seven deaths, in Taiwan.

Altogether 8,201 COVID-19 patients in Hong Kong SAR had been discharged from hospitals following recovery, while 46 had been discharged from hospitals in Macao SAR, and 700 had been discharged from hospitals in Taiwan.