Chinese mainland reports 27 new confirmed COVID-19 cases

Chinese health authority said Wednesday that it received reports of 27 new confirmed COVID-19 cases on the Chinese mainland Tuesday, including 22 locally-transmitted ones.

All locally-transmitted cases were reported in Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, the National Health Commission said in its daily report.

Of the new imported cases, two were reported in Shanghai and one each in Beijing, Sichuan and Shaanxi, the commission said in its daily report.

No deaths related to the disease or newly suspected COVID-19 cases were reported Tuesday, the commission said.

17 COVID-19 patients were discharged from hospitals after recovery on the Chinese mainland Tuesday.

There were 810 patients still being treated, including 36 in severe conditions, the commission said in its daily report.

Altogether 79,047 patients had been cured and discharged from hospitals by Tuesday, the report said.

As of Tuesday, a total of 84,491 confirmed COVID-19 cases had been reported on the mainland, among whom 4,634 died of the disease.