BEIJING, April 6 (Xinhua) -- Chinese health authority said Monday it received reports of 39 new confirmed COVID-19 cases on the Chinese mainland Sunday, of which 38 were imported.
The one new domestic case was reported in Guangdong Province, the National Health Commission said.
Also on Sunday, one death in Hubei Province, and 10 new suspected cases, all imported, were reported on the mainland. According to the commission, 114 people were discharged from hospitals after recovery, while the number of severe cases decreased by 30 to 265.
As of Sunday, the mainland had reported a total of 951 imported cases. Of the cases, 258 had been discharged from hospitals after recovery and 693 were being treated with 22 in severe condition, said the commission.
The overall confirmed cases on the mainland had reached 81,708 by Sunday, including 1,299 patients who were still being treated, 77,078 patients who had been discharged after recovery and 3,331 people who died of the disease.
The commission said that 88 people were still suspected of being infected with the virus, all of whom were from abroad.
It added that 16,154 close contacts were still under medical observation. On Sunday, 2,151 people were discharged from medical observation.
Also on Sunday, 78 new asymptomatic COVID-19 cases were reported on the mainland, including 40 imported ones. Five asymptomatic cases, all of which were imported ones, were re-categorized as confirmed infections and 50 were discharged from medical observation including four imported cases, according to the commission.
The commission said 1,047 asymptomatic cases were still under medical observation, including 275 from abroad.
By Sunday, 890 confirmed cases including four deaths had been reported in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR), 44 confirmed cases in the Macao SAR and 363 in Taiwan including five deaths.
A total of 206 patients in Hong Kong, 10 in Macao and 54 in Taiwan had been discharged from hospitals after recovery.
The risks of imported cases from neighbouring countries have continued to rise, putting greater pressure on the prevention of imported cases, Mi Feng, spokesperson for the National Health Commission, said at a press conference on Monday.
He pointed out that many provinces have reported local COVID-19 patients infected by imported cases.
Mi reminded the public to remain vigilant against a rebound in the local outbreak.