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Saturday, August 01, 2020, 18:03
31 local cases in Xinjiang among 45 new infections on mainland
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Saturday, August 01, 2020, 18:03 By Xinhua

People line up for nucleic acid tests of COVID-19 at a test site in Dalian, northeast China's Liaoning province, July 27, 2020. (LONG LEI/XINHUA)

BEIJING- Chinese health authorities said Saturday that it received reports of 45 new confirmed COVID-19 cases on the Chinese mainland Friday, 39 of which were domestically transmitted.

Of the domestically transmitted cases, 31 were reported in Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region and eight were in Liaoning province, the National Health Commission said in its daily report.

No deaths related to the disease or new suspected COVID-19 cases were reported Friday, the commission said. 

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As of Friday, the overall confirmed cases on the mainland had reached 84,337, including 714 patients who were still being treated, with 39 in severe condition

On Friday, 15 COVID-19 patients were discharged from hospitals after recovery.

As of Friday, the overall confirmed cases on the mainland had reached 84,337, including 714 patients who were still being treated, with 39 in severe condition.

Altogether 78,989 people had been discharged after recovery, and 4,634 had died of the disease, the commission said.

Six new imported cases were reported on Friday, of which four were reported in Shanghai and two in Guangdong.

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By the end of Friday, a total of 2,069 imported cases had been reported on the mainland. Of the cases, 1,989 had been discharged from hospitals after recovery, and 80 remained hospitalized with three in severe condition. No deaths from the imported cases had been reported.

There were still two suspected COVID-19 cases, the commission said.

According to the commission, 20,278 close contacts were still under medical observation after 589 people were discharged from medical observation Friday.

Also on Friday, 23 new asymptomatic cases, including 11 from outside t

By Friday, 3,272 confirmed cases including 27 deaths had been reported in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR), 46 confirmed cases in the Macao SAR, and 467 in Taiwan including seven deaths.

A total of 1,751 COVID-19 patients in the Hong Kong SAR, 46 in the Macao SAR, and 441 in Taiwan had been discharged from hospitals after recovery.


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