The National Health Commission of China announced today the detection of 26 new positives of the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 this Monday, all of them imported from abroad.
This is the first time that the Asian country has not reported cases of local transmission since last September 10.
Thus, the 26 cases were found among travelers from abroad in Shanghai (east, 6), Yunnan (south, 5), Shandong (east, 4), Canton (south, 4), Shaanxi (north, 3), Fujian ( southeast, 2), Jilin (northeast, 1) and Heilongjiang (northeast, 1).
Health authorities also reported today the detection of 15 asymptomatic cases, all “imported” from abroad, although Beijing does not count them as confirmed cases unless they manifest symptoms.
The total of this type of infections under observation is 348, of which 335 come from other territories.
The National Health Commission also detailed that, until last local midnight (16:00 GMT on Monday), 27 patients were discharged after successfully overcoming the covid.
The total number of active infected in mainland China amounts to 856, 3 of which are serious.
According to the accounts of the institution, since the beginning of the pandemic, 96,284 people have been infected in the country, among which 90,792 have managed to heal and 4,636 died.
To date, 1,202,843 close contacts with infected people have been followed up, of which 27,526 are still under observation.
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