The Chinese mainland registered 17 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday, all from overseas, the National Health Commission announced on Friday.
A total of 14 new asymptomatic COVID-19 cases were recorded, while 373 asymptomatic patients remain under medical observation. No COVID-19-related deaths were reported on Thursday, and 20 patients were discharged from hospitals.
As of Thursday, the total confirmed COVID-19 cases reached 86,398, with 4,634 fatalities.
The total confirmed infections in the Hong Kong and Macao special administrative regions and the Taiwan region are as follows: