(Yicai Global) April 12 -- Chinese health authority said today that it received reports of 99 new confirmed COVID-19 cases on the Chinese mainland yesterday, of which 97 were imported.
Two new domestically transmitted cases were reported, both in Heilongjiang province, the National Health Commission said in a daily report.
No death was reported yesterday. And 49 new suspected cases, all imported ones, were reported on the mainland.
As of yesterday, the mainland had reported a total of 1,280 imported cases. Of the cases, 481 had been discharged from hospitals after recovery, and 799 were being treated with 36 in severe condition, said the commission.
According to the commission, 50 people were discharged from hospitals after recovery yesterday, while the number of severe cases decreased by two to 139.
The overall confirmed cases on the mainland had reached 82,052 by yesterday, including 1,138 patients who were still being treated, 77,575 people who had been discharged after recovery, and 3,339 people who died of the disease.
The commission said that 82 people, all imported ones, were still suspected of being infected with the virus.
It added that 9,722 close contacts were still under medical observation while 1,534 people were discharged from medical observation yesterday.
Also yesterday, 63 new asymptomatic cases, including 12 from abroad, were reported on the mainland. A total of 14 asymptomatic cases, all imported, were re-categorized as confirmed cases, and 55 were discharged from medical observation including four imported cases, according to the commission.
The commission said 1,086 asymptomatic cases, including 332 from abroad, were still under medical observation.
By the end of yesterday, 1,000 confirmed cases had been reported in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (including four deaths), 45 in the Macau Special Administrative Region and 385 in Taiwan (including six deaths).
A total of 336 patients in Hong Kong, 10 in Macau and 99 in Taiwan have been discharged from hospital after recovery.
Editor: Xia Ruirui