Chinese mainland reports 16 new confirmed COVID-19 cases

The Chinese mainland on Sunday reported two new locally transmitted COVID-19 cases in Yunnan Province, the National Health Commission said Monday.

The same day also saw 14 new imported cases on the mainland, the commission said in its daily report.

One new suspected case arriving from outside the mainland was reported in Shanghai on Sunday, said the report, adding that no new deaths related to COVID-19 were reported.

Seven COVID-19 patients were discharged from hospitals following their recovery on Sunday, said the report.

A total of 5,435 imported cases had been reported on the mainland by the end of Sunday. Among them, 5,226 had been discharged from hospitals following recovery, and 209 remained hospitalized. No deaths had been reported among the imported cases.

The total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases on the mainland reached 90,426 by Sunday, including 295 patients still receiving treatment, three of whom were in severe condition.

As of Sunday, 85,495 patients had been discharged from hospitals following recovery on the mainland, and 4,636 had died as a result of the virus.

There was one suspected COVID-19 case on the mainland as of Sunday.

Sunday also saw 12 asymptomatic cases newly reported, all arriving from outside the mainland. On the same day, two asymptomatic cases were re-categorized as confirmed cases.

A total of 301 asymptomatic cases were under medical observation as of Sunday.