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Mainland reports 17 new Covid-19 cases

2020-06-28 HKT 09:59
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  • A medical worker in protective suit collects swabs from construction workers. Photo: Reuters
    A medical worker in protective suit collects swabs from construction workers. Photo: Reuters
The mainland on Sunday reported 17 new coronavirus cases, mostly in Beijing.

The National Health Commission said 17 new infections were confirmed on Saturday, down from 21 a day earlier.

In Beijing, 14 new confirmed cases were reported, down from 17 a day earlier.

Since June 11 when Beijing reported its first case in the current outbreak, stemming from a sprawling wholesale food centre in the southwest of the capital, 311 people in the city of more than 20 million have contracted the virus.

The mainland reported three new so-called imported cases on Friday, infections linked to travellers arriving from abroad. That compares with four cases a day earlier.

That took the cumulative number of confirmed cases in mainland China to 83,500.

Mainland China reported seven new asymptomatic patients, who tested positive for Covid-19 but showed no clinical symptoms such as a fever, down from 12 a day earlier.

The national health authority does not include asymptomatic patients in its tally of confirmed cases. (Reuters)