(Yicai Global) April 15 -- Chinese health authority said today that it received reports of 46 new confirmed Covid-19 cases on the Chinese mainland yesterday, of which 36 were imported.
Ten new domestically transmitted cases were reported, with eight in Heilongjiang province and two in Guangdong province, the National Health Commission said in a daily report.
It received reports of 11 new suspected case on the mainland yesterday, with 10 imported from overseas and one in Liaoning province. A new death was reported in Hubei province, according to the commission.
As of yesterday, the mainland had reported a total of 1,500 imported cases. Of the cases, 596 had been discharged from hospitals after recovery, and 904 were being treated with 45 in severe condition, said the commission.
According to the commission, 78 people were discharged from hospitals after recovery yesterday, while the number of severe cases decreased by three to 113.
The overall confirmed cases on the mainland had reached 82,295 by yesterday, including 1,137 patients who were still being treated, 77,816 people who had been discharged after recovery, and 3,342 people who died of the disease.
The commission said that 73 people were still suspected of being infected with the virus.
It added that 8,309 close contacts were still under medical observation while 1,058 people were discharged from medical observation yesterday.
Also yesterday, 57 new asymptomatic cases, including three from abroad, were reported on the mainland. Seven asymptomatic cases were re-categorized as confirmed cases yesterday, and 32 were discharged from medical observation including seven imported cases, according to the commission.
The commission said 1,023 asymptomatic cases, including 228 from abroad, were still under medical observation.
By the end of yesterday, 1,012 confirmed cases had been reported in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (including four deaths), 45 in the Macau Special Administrative Region and 393 in Taiwan (including six deaths).
A total of 434 patients in Hong Kong, 15 in Macau and 124 in Taiwan have been discharged from hospital after recovery.
Editor: Xia Ruirui