BEIJING, Aug 3 (Xinhua): Chinese health authority said Monday that it received reports of 43 new confirmed Covid-19 cases on the Chinese mainland Sunday (Aug 2), including seven imported cases and 36 locally-transmitted ones.
Twenty-eight of the 36 locally-transmitted cases were reported in Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, and eight in Liaoning Province, the National Health Commission said in its daily report.
Three new suspected Covid-19 cases, all imported, were also reported in Shanghai Municipality.
No deaths related to the disease were reported Sunday.
According to reports, the outbreak in China’s far northwestern region of Xinjiang is continuing to subside, with 28 new cases reported Monday.
The outbreak of 590 cases so far has been concentrated in the capital, Urumqi, where authorities have conducted mass testing, cut public transport, isolated some communities and restricted travel.
Yet, while mainland China’s latest outbreak appears to have peaked, authorities in the semi-autonomous Chinese city of Hong Kong are struggling to contain infections, with more than 200 added over the weekend.
The National Health Commission said Monday that the Chinese mainland reported seven newly imported COVID-19 cases Sunday, bringing the total number of imported cases to 2,092,
Jiangsu Province reported three imported cases, while Shandong Province reported two cases, and two others were in Liaoning Province and Guangdong Province, the commission said in its daily report.
Among all the imported cases, 1,997 had been discharged from hospitals after recovery, and 95 remained hospitalized, with two in severe condition, the commission said.
No deaths had been reported from the imported cases. – Xinhua