The National Health Commission of China confirmed this Tuesday the detection of 45 new positives for the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus in the previous day, 18 of them due to local contagion and the rest imported.
Community transmission cases were reported in Xinjiang (northwest, 6), Beijing (north, 5), Henan (center, 3), Hebei (northeast, 2), Tianjin (north, 1), and Shanghai (east, 1).
The remaining 27 infections, found among travelers from abroad, were detected in various regions of the country, mainly in Shanghai (10), one of the main gateways to China, which has kept its borders practically closed since March 2020.
Health authorities also reported today the detection of 43 asymptomatic cases, 18 of them local, although Beijing does not count them as confirmed cases unless they show symptoms.
The National Health Commission also detailed that, until last local midnight (4:00 p.m. GMT on Monday), 183 patients were discharged after successfully passing the covid.
The total number of active infected in the China continental amounts to 2,616, nine of them in serious condition.
According to the institution’s accounts, since the start of the pandemic, 105,705 people have been infected in the country and 4,636 have died.
To date, medical follow-up has been carried out on more than 1.5 million close contacts with those infected, of which 43,568 are still under observation.