Chinese mainland reports 45 newly imported COVID-19 cases

Source: Xinhua| 2020-03-22 09:48:27|Editor: huaxia

Customs officers inspect an inbound flight at the Capital International Airport in Beijing, capital of China, March 18, 2020. Starting from March 10, the Beijing Capital International Airport designated Zone D of Terminal 3 as a special zone for inbound flights as Beijing stepped up efforts in minimizing the risk of imported COVID-19 cases. (Xinhua/Chen Zhonghao)

BEIJING, March 22 (Xinhua) -- The Chinese mainland reported 45 newly imported cases of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) Saturday, bringing the total number of imported cases to 314, according to the National Health Commission.

Of the 45 newly imported cases, 14 were reported in Shanghai, 13 in Beijing, seven in Guandong, four in Fujian, two in Jiangsu, one in Hebei, Zhejiang, Jiangxi, Shandong and Sichuan respectively, according to the commission.

The commission said it received reports of 46 newly confirmed cases on the mainland Saturday.