Chinese mainland reports 53 new COVID-19 cases
Updated 09:11, 08-Jan-2021

The Chinese mainland on Thursday reported 53 new COVID-19 cases – 37 cases of local transmission and 16 from overseas, the National Health Commission said on Friday.

The locally transmitted cases were reported in north and northeast China: 33 in Hebei Province, two in Liaoning Province and one each in Beijing and Heilongjiang Province.

Moreover, 57 new asymptomatic COVID-19 cases were recorded, while 458 asymptomatic patients remain under medical observation. No death related to COVID-19 was registered on Thursday, while 17 patients were discharged from hospitals. 

The total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in China has reached 87,331, 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: 9,107 (8,258 recoveries, 154 deaths)

Macao: 46 (46 recoveries) 

Taiwan: 822 (708 recoveries, 7 deaths)

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