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NHC Update on Cases in China

2020/05/16

NHC Emergency Response Office
Last updated: 24:00, 15 May

1. Between 00:00 and 24:00, 15 May, the following were newly reported by the 31 provinces, autonomous regions and municipalities and the Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps:

a) 8 confirmed cases (6 imported cases, 5 in Shanghai, 1 in Hainan; 2 local cases in Jilin);

b) no fatal cases;

c) 2 suspected cases (both imported, in Shanghai);

d) 10 cured and discharged cases;

e) 745 close contacts released from medical observation; and

f) no change in the number of severe cases.

2. As of 24:00, 15 May, among all the imported cases, 46 confirmed cases (including 3 severe cases) were still under treatment and 3 suspected cases pending test results. In total, 1,698 imported cases had been confirmed, 1,652 cases cured and discharged, and no fatal cases reported.

3. As of 24:00, 15 May, the following had been reported by the 31 provinces, autonomous regions and municipalities and the Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps:

a) 89 confirmed cases (including 11 severe cases) still under treatment;

b) 78,219 cured and discharged cases;

c) 4,633 fatal cases;

d) 82,941 confirmed cases;

e) 3 suspected cases pending test results; and

f) 739,278 close contacts traced (including 5,053 still under medical observation).

4. Between 00:00 and 24:00, 15 May, the following asymptomatic cases were reported by the 31 provinces, autonomous regions and municipalities and the Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps:

a) 13 new cases (1 imported);

b) 1 case developed into a confirmed case (1 imported);

c) 70 cases released from medical observation (5 imported); and

d) 561 cases still under medical observation (30 imported).

5. As of 24:00, 15 May, Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan had altogether reported 1,537 confirmed cases:

a) 1,052 in the Hong Kong SAR (including 1,019 discharged cases and 4 fatal cases);

b) 45 in the Macao SAR (including 43 discharged cases); and

c) 440 in the Taiwan region (including 387 discharged cases and 7 fatal cases).

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