China keeps 18,461 close contacts under watch

Friday, July 31, 2020

China says  18,461 close contacts of coronavirus patients are still under medical observation after 279 people were discharged from medical observation Thursday.

Also on Thursday, 11 new asymptomatic patients, including five from outside the mainland, were reported and 36 asymptomatic patients were re-categorized as confirmed cases.

The National Health Commission said 246 asymptomatic patients, including 93 from outside the mainland, were still under medical observation.