(Yicai Global) April 29 -- Chinese health authority said today that it received reports of 22 new confirmed Covid-19 cases on the mainland yesterday, of which 21 were imported and the other one was domestically transmitted in Guangdong province.
No deaths were reported yesterday on the mainland, while two new suspected cases, which were imported from abroad, were reported in Shanghai and the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region respectively, the National Health Commission said in a daily report.
As of yesterday, the mainland had reported a total of 1,660 imported cases. Of the cases, 1,107 had been discharged from hospitals after recovery, and 553 were being treated with 22 in severe condition, according to the commission.
The commission said 23 people were discharged from hospitals after recovery yesterday, while the number of severe cases remained at 50.
The overall confirmed cases on the mainland had reached 82,858 by yesterday, including 647 patients who were still being treated, 77,578 people who had been discharged after recovery, and 4,633 people who died of the disease.
The commission said that 10 people, including seven from abroad, were still suspected of being infected with the virus.
It added that 8,283 close contacts were still under medical observation while 627 people were discharged from medical observation yesterday.
Also yesterday, 26 new asymptomatic cases, including five from abroad, were reported on the mainland. The commission said 993 suspected asymptomatic cases, including 131 from overseas, were still under medical observation.
By the end of yesterday, 1,037 confirmed cases had been reported in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (including four deaths), 45 in the Macau Special Administrative Region and 429 in Taiwan (including six deaths).
A total of 811 patients in Hong Kong, 33 in Macau and 307 in Taiwan have been discharged from hospital after recovery.
Editor: Xia Ruirui