Beijing reports no new COVID-19 cases for 10 straight days

11:30 AM | 16 Jul, 2020
Beijing reports no new COVID-19 cases for 10 straight days

BEIJING - The Chinese capital has recorded no new domestically transmitted COVID-19 cases for the 10th day in a row.

The total number of cases stands at 335 since a cluster outbreak was discovered at Xinfadi market on June 11, the municipal health commission said on Thursday.

So far a total of 167 coronavirus patients have recovered and discharged from hospitals. As many as 17 asymptomatic people are still under medical observation, the municipal health commission added.

Beijing has four regions labelled as medium risk for COVID-19, all located in the Fengtai District.

Meanwhile, the Chinese mainland reported one new imported novel coronavirus case. Now the total number of imported cases climbed to 1,989, according to the the National Health Commission.

The imported case was reported in Shanghai, the commission said in its daily report.

Among all the imported cases, 1,905 had been discharged from hospitals after recovery, and 84 remained hospitalized, with two in severe condition, the commission said. No deaths had been reported from the imported cases.

No deaths related to the disease or new suspected cases were reported Wednesday, it said.

There were 259 patients still being treated, including three in severe condition.

Altogether 78,719 patients had been cured and discharged from hospitals by Wednesday.

As of Wednesday, a total of 83,612 confirmed COVID-19 cases had been reported on the mainland, among whom 4,634 died of the disease.