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May 19: Daily briefing on novel coronavirus cases in China

Updated: May 19, 2022 en.nhc.gov.cn Print
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On May 18, 31 provincial-level regions and the Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps on the Chinese mainland reported 212 new cases of confirmed infections (21 imported cases, 7 in Fujian province, 7 in Sichuan province, 2 in Guangdong province, 2 in Yunnan province, 1 in Tianjin municipality, 1 in Shanghai municipality and 1 in Zhejiang province, including 4 confirmed cases converting from asymptomatic cases, 2 in Sichuan province, 1 in Zhejiang province and 1 in Guangdong province; 191 indigenous cases, 82 in Shanghai municipality, 50 in Beijing municipality, 34 in Sichuan province, 11 in Henan province, 7 in Tianjin municipality, 6 in Jilin province and 1 in Guangdong province, including 57 confirmed cases converting from asymptomatic cases, 48 in Shanghai municipality, 4 in Tianjin municipality, 2 in Beijing municipality, 2 in Jilin province and 1 in Sichuan province), 1 death (an indigenous case in Shanghai municipality), and no new cases of suspected infections.

On May 18, 394 patients were released from hospital after being cured (16 imported cases; 378 indigenous cases, 266 in Shanghai municipality, 31 in Beijing municipality, 29 in Jilin province, 16 in Henan province, 11 in Guangdong province, 8 in Zhejiang province, 6 in Heilongjiang province, 3 in Shanxi province, 2 in Jiangxi province, 2 in Qinghai province, 1 in Liaoning province, 1 in Anhui province, 1 in Chongqing municipality and 1 in Sichuan province). 34,931 people who had had close contact with infected patients were freed from medical observation. The number of serious cases decreased by 15.

As of 24:00 on May 18, 31 provincial-level regions and the Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps on the Chinese mainland had reported 18,444 cases of imported confirmed infections and no deaths. In all, 18,261 patients had been cured and discharged from hospital. There still remained 183 confirmed cases (no serious cases) and no suspected cases.

As of 24:00 on May 18, the National Health Commission had received reports of 222,582 confirmed cases and 5,218 deaths in 31 provincial-level regions and the Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps on the Chinese mainland, and in all 212,342 patients had been cured and discharged from hospital. There still remained 5,022 confirmed cases (including 286 cases in serious condition) and no suspected cases. 3,947,706 people had been identified as having had close contact with infected patients. 293,427 were still under medical observation.

On May 18, 31 provincial-level regions and the Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps on the Chinese mainland reported 870 new asymptomatic cases (45 imported cases; 825 indigenous cases, 637 in Shanghai municipality, 115 in Sichuan province, 26 in Tianjin municipality, 15 in Jilin province, 12 in Anhui province, 9 in Henan province, 5 in Beijing municipality, 3 in Liaoning province, 2 in Jiangsu province and 1 in Guangdong province).

On May 18, 3,008 asymptomatic cases were freed from medical observation (63 imported cases; 2,945 indigenous cases, 2,700 in Shanghai municipality, 44 in Jiangsu province, 39 in Liaoning province, 34 in Shandong province, 29 in Henan province, 23 in Hebei province, 22 in Jilin province, 8 in Jiangxi province, 8 in Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region, 8 in Qinghai province, 7 in Beijing municipality, 7 in Zhejiang province, 4 in Shanxi province, 4 in Hubei province, 3 in Heilongjiang province, 2 in Yunnan province, 1 in Guangdong province, 1 in Hainan province and 1 in Chongqing municipality). 61 asymptomatic cases became confirmed cases (including 4 imported cases). As of 24:00 on May 18, 45,519 asymptomatic cases were still under medical observation (including 419 imported cases).

As of 24:00 on May 18, 1,313,017 confirmed infections had been reported in the Hong Kong and Macao special administrative regions and Taiwan province: 331,794 in Hong Kong (9,365 had died and 61,490 had been cured and discharged from hospital), 82 in Macao (all had been cured and discharged from hospital) and 981,141 in Taiwan (1,176 had died and 13,742 had been cured and discharged from hospital).

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