(Yicai Global) April 22 -- Chinese health authority said today that it received reports of 30 new confirmed Covid-19 cases on the mainland yesterday, of which 23 were imported.
The other seven new cases were domestically transmitted, all in Heilongjiang province, the National Health Commission said in a daily report.
No deaths were reported yesterday on the mainland. Three new suspected cases, all imported from overseas, were also reported, according to the commission.
As of yesterday, the mainland had reported a total of 1,610 imported cases. Of the cases, 799 had been discharged from hospitals after recovery, and 811 were being treated with 41 in severe condition, said the commission.
According to the commission, 28 people were discharged from hospitals after recovery yesterday, while the number of severe cases decreased by four to 78.
The overall confirmed cases on the mainland had reached 82,788 by yesterday, including 1,005 patients who were still being treated, 77,151 people who had been discharged after recovery, and 4,632 people who died of the disease.
The commission said that 35 people were still suspected of being infected with the virus.
It added that 8,796 close contacts were still under medical observation while 784 people were discharged from medical observation yesterday.
Also yesterday, 42 new asymptomatic cases, including seven from abroad, were reported on the mainland. The commission said 991 asymptomatic cases, including 172 from overseas, were still under medical observation.
By the end of yesterday, 1,029 confirmed cases had been reported in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (including four deaths), 45 in the Macau Special Administrative Region and 425 in Taiwan (including six deaths).
A total of 650 patients in Hong Kong, 24 in Macau and 217 in Taiwan have been discharged from hospital after recovery.
Editor: Xia Ruirui