(Yicai Global) March 30 -- The Chinese mainland reported 31 new confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus disease (Covid-19) yesterday, of which 30 were imported and a new domestic case was reported in Gansu province, the National Health Commission said today.
By the end of yesterday, 723 imported cases had been reported, according to the commission. Among them, 630 are being treated at hospitals, including 19 in critical condition, and 93 have been discharged upon recovery.
Also yesterday, four deaths, all in Hubei province, and 17 new suspected cases, all imported ones, were reported on the mainland, according to the commission.
The commission said 322 people were discharged from hospital after recovery yesterday, while the number of severe cases decreased by 109 to 633.
The overall confirmed cases on the mainland had reached 81,470 by the end of yesterday, including 2,396 patients who were still being treated, 75,770 patients who had been discharged after recovery, and 3,304 people who died of the disease.
The commission said that 168 people were still suspected of being infected with the virus.
The commission added that 19,235 close contacts were still under medical observation and 1,575 people were discharged from medical observation yesterday.
By the end of yesterday, 641 confirmed cases had been reported in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (including four deaths), 38 in the Macau Special Administrative Region and 298 in Taiwan (including three deaths).
A total of 118 patients in Hong Kong, 10 in Macau and 39 in Taiwan have been discharged from hospital after recovery.
Editor: Xia Ruirui