The National Health Commission on Saturday reported 22 new COVID-19 cases in the Chinese mainland, taking the overall tally to 84,808.
The new cases comprised 14 imported cases and eight locally transmitted ones, Xinhua news agency reported.
According to the report, seven locally transmitted cases were reported in Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region and one in Guangdong province.
One new suspected COVID-19 case, which was imported from outside the mainland, was reported in Shanghai, the commission said.
It may be mentioned here that on Friday 57 COVID-19 patients were discharged from hospitals after recovery.
Of the overall caseload, 655 patients were still being treated, with 36 in severe conditions.
Altogether 79,519 people had been discharged after recovery, and 4,634 had died of the disease on the mainland.
“There were still three suspected COVID-19 cases on the mainland,” the commission further added.
The commission further informed that 20,441 close contacts were still under medical observation.
It may be mentioned here that on Friday, 20 new asymptomatic cases, including 13 from outside the mainland, were reported.
The commission further informed that 318 asymptomatic cases, including 175 from outside the mainland, were still under medical observation.