(Yicai Global) May 22 -- Chinese health authority said today that it received reports of four new confirmed Covid-19 cases yesterday, of which two were imported cases reported in Sichuan province and the other two were domestically transmitted in Jilin province.
No deaths were reported yesterday on the mainland, while a new suspected imported case was reported in Shanghai, the National Health Commission said in a daily report.
As of yesterday, the mainland had reported a total of 1,711 imported cases. Of the cases, 1,668 had been discharged from hospitals after recovery, and 43 were being treated with two in severe condition, the commission said.
The commission said six people were discharged from hospitals after recovery yesterday and the number of severe cases remained at eight.
The overall confirmed cases on the mainland had reached 82,971 by yesterday, including 82 patients who were still being treated, 78,255 people who had been discharged after recovery, and 4,634 people who died of the disease.
The commission said seven people, all arriving from abroad, were still suspected of being infected with the virus.
It added that 4,958 close contacts were still under medical observation while 255 people were discharged from medical observation yesterday.
Also yesterday, 35 new asymptomatic cases were reported on the mainland. The commission said 365 suspected asymptomatic cases, including 26 from overseas, were still under medical observation.
By the end of yesterday, 1,063 confirmed cases had been reported in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (including four deaths), 45 in the Macau Special Administrative Region and 441 in Taiwan (including seven deaths).
A total of 1,029 patients in Hong Kong, 45 in Macau and 407 in Taiwan have been discharged from hospital after recovery.
Editor: Xia Ruirui