Chinese health authority said Friday that it received reports of 26 new confirmed COVID-19 cases on the mainland Thursday, of which 15 were imported.
The other 11 new cases were domestically transmitted, the National Health Commission said in a daily report, noting that five cases were reported in Guangdong province, three in Heilongjiang province, two in Shandong province and one in Liaoning province.
No death was reported Thursday on the mainland. Three new suspected cases, all domestic ones, were also reported, with two in Heilongjiang province and one in Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region.
A total of 52 patients of COVID-19 were discharged from hospitals Thursday on the Chinese mainland, according to the National Health Commission.
Of the total imported cases, 670 had been discharged from hospitals after recovery, and 879 were being treated in hospitals with 45 in severe condition, the commission said.
No deaths had been reported from the imported cases.
Altogether 77,944 patients had been discharged from hospitals after recovery by the end of Thursday, the commission said in its daily report Friday.
As of Thursday, 82,367 confirmed COVID-19 cases had been reported on the mainland, and 3,342 people had died of the disease.