Chinese mainland reports 19 new COVID-19 cases
Updated 09:40, 01-Jan-2021

The Chinese mainland recorded 19 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday, of which nine were locally transmitted and 10 from overseas, the National Health Commission said on Friday.

Four domestic cases in Liaoning Province and five in Beijing were reported.

19 new asymptomatic COVID-19 cases were also recorded, while 279 asymptomatic patients remained under medical observation.

No COVID-19 deaths were registered on Thursday. Meanwhile, 17 patients were discharged from hospital. The total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in China reached 87,071, and the death toll stands at 4,634.

The total number of confirmed infections in the Hong Kong and Macao special administrative regions and the Taiwan region are as follows:

Hong Kong: 8,846 (7,813 recoveries, 148 deaths)

Macao: 46 (46 recoveries) 

Taiwan: 799 (671 recoveries, 7 deaths)

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