China reports nine infected, 357 patients still in hospitals

China | 9 Jul 2020 11:37 am

Mainland China has reported nine new confirmed coronavirus infected patients Wednesday and all are imported, Xinhua said. 

Three were reported in Liaoning and Shanghai each, two in Guangdong and one in Sichuan, the National Health Commission said in its daily report. There were no deaths reported.

On Wednesday, 42 virus patients were discharged from hospitals after recovery.

By the end of Wednesday, a total of 1,958 imported cases had been reported on the mainland. Of them, 1,884 had been discharged from hospitals after recovery, and 74 remained hospitalized, with no one in serious condition. No deaths from the imported cases had been reported.

As of Wednesday, the overall confirmed cases on the mainland alone, excluding Hubei and Wuhan, had reached 83,581 including 357 patients who were still being treated, with five in severe condition.

Altogether 78,590 people had been discharged after recovery, and 4,634 had died of the disease on the mainland, the commission said.

The commission said five people, including two from outside the mainland, were still suspected of being infected with the virus.

According to the commission, 3,840 close contacts were still under medical observation after 706 people were discharged from medical observation Wednesday.

Also on Wednesday, six new asymptomatic cases, including five from outside the mainland, were reported and one asymptomatic case was re-categorized as a confirmed case.

The commission said 112 asymptomatic cases, including 79 from outside the mainland, were still under medical observation.

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