Chinese mainland reports no new locally transmitted COVID-19 cases

Source: Xinhua| 2020-10-17 12:25:29|Editor: huaxia

Medical staff wait to collect swab samples from residents for COVID-19 test in Qingdao, east China's Shandong Province, Oct. 14, 2020. (Xinhua/Li Ziheng)

BEIJING, Oct. 17 (Xinhua) -- No new locally transmitted COVID-19 cases were reported Friday across the Chinese mainland, the National Health Commission said Saturday.

A total of 13 confirmed cases arriving from outside the mainland were reported, the commission said in its daily report.

One new suspected COVID-19 case from outside the mainland was reported in Shanghai, but no new deaths related to the disease were reported, the commission said.

Of the new imported cases, five were reported in Shanghai, four in Tianjin, two in Guangdong, and one in Sichuan and Shaanxi each, according to the commission.

On Friday, seven COVID-19 patients were discharged from hospitals after recovery on the Chinese mainland.

By the end of Friday, a total of 3,097 imported cases had been reported on the mainland. Of them, 2,851 had been discharged from hospitals after recovery, and 246 remained hospitalized, with one in severe condition. No deaths from the imported cases had been reported.

As of Friday, the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases on the mainland had reached 85,659, of whom 259 patients are still being treated, with five in severe condition.

Altogether 80,766 patients had been discharged after recovery, and 4,634 had died of the disease on the mainland, the commission said.

There were five suspected COVID-19 cases on the mainland, while 8,040 close contacts were still under medical observation after 980 were discharged Friday, according to the commission.