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Chinese mainland reports no new locally transmitted COVID-19 cases

Xinhua|Updated: 2021-02-19

BEIJING — The Chinese mainland reported no new locally transmitted COVID-19 cases on Feb 17, the National Health Commission said on Feb 18.

No new locally transmitted COVID-19 cases had been reported for three consecutive days since Feb 15, according to the commission. One such case was reported in Hebei province on Feb 14.

The commission said it received reports of 11 new imported COVID-19 cases on Feb 17.

Also on the same day, one new suspected COVID-19 case from outside the mainland was reported in Shanghai, the commission said in its daily report. No new deaths related to the disease were reported.

On Feb 17, 48 COVID-19 patients were discharged from hospitals following their recovery.

By the end of Feb 17, a total of 4,903 imported cases had been reported on the mainland. Among them, 4,686 had been discharged from hospitals following recovery, and 217 remained hospitalized. No deaths had been reported among the imported cases.

The total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases on the mainland reached 89,806 by Feb 17, including 520 patients still receiving treatment, 10 of whom were in severe conditions.

A total of 84,650 patients had been discharged following recovery on the mainland, and 4,636 had died of the disease.

There were six suspected COVID-19 cases on the mainland by the end of Feb 17, and 8,347 close contacts remained under medical observation.

Feb 17 also saw 20 asymptomatic cases newly reported, all arriving from outside the mainland.

A total of 357 asymptomatic cases were under medical observation, of whom 288 arrived from outside the mainland.

By the end of Feb 17, 10,812 confirmed COVID-19 cases, including 197 deaths, had been reported in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR), 48 cases had been reported in the Macao SAR, and 938 cases, including nine deaths, had been reported in Taiwan.

A total of 10,270 COVID-19 patients in the Hong Kong SAR had been discharged from hospitals after recovery, 46 had been discharged in the Macao SAR, and 879 had been discharged in Taiwan.