Sat, 24 Oct 2020

An actress from the People's Art Theatre of Wuhan checks stage props before a drama telling the story of medical staff during the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic in Wuhan, capital of central China's Hubei Province, Sept. 11, 2020. (Xinhua/Xiao Yijiu)

10 confirmed COVID-19 cases reported were from outside the Chinese mainland while 13 patients were discharged from hospitals after recovery.

BEIJING, Sept. 20 (Xinhua) -- No new locally transmitted COVID-19 cases were reported Saturday across the Chinese mainland, the National Health Commission said Sunday.

Meanwhile, 10 confirmed COVID-19 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, and no new deaths related to the disease were reported, the commission said.

On Saturday, 13 COVID-19 patients were discharged from hospitals after recovery on the Chinese mainland.

People visit a shop at the renovated East Nanjing Road Walkway in east China's Shanghai, Sept. 12, 2020. (Xinhua/Fang Zhe)

By the end of Saturday, a total of 2,730 imported cases had been reported on the mainland. Of them, 2,562 had been discharged from hospitals after recovery, and 168 remained hospitalized, with two in severe condition. No deaths from the imported cases had been reported.

As of Saturday, the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases on the mainland had reached 85,279, including the 168 patients still being treated.

Altogether 80,477 patients had been discharged after recovery, and 4,634 had died of the disease on the mainland, the commission said.

There were two suspected COVID-19 cases on the mainland, while 6,684 close contacts were still under medical observation after 13 were discharged Saturday, according to the commission. ■

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