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NHC Update on Cases in China

2020/05/21

NHC Emergency Response Office
Last updated: 24:00, 20 May

1. Between 00:00 and 24:00, 20 May, the following were newly reported by the 31 provinces, autonomous regions and municipalities and the Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps:

a) 2 confirmed cases (including 1 imported case in Guangdong and 1 local case in Shanghai);

b) no fatal case;

c) 1 suspected case (imported in Shanghai);

d) 5 cured and discharged cases;

e) 308 close contacts released from medical observation; and

f) 1 fewer severe case.

2. As of 24:00, 20 May, among all the imported cases, 43 confirmed cases (including 2 severe cases) were still under treatment and 7 suspected cases awaiting test results. In total, 1,709 imported cases had been confirmed, 1,666 cases cured and discharged, and no fatal case reported.

3. As of 24:00, 20 May, the following had been reported by the 31 provinces, autonomous regions and municipalities and the Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps:

a) 84 confirmed cases (including 8 severe cases) still under treatment;

b) 78,249 cured and discharged cases;

c) 4,634 fatal cases;

d) 82,967 confirmed cases;

e) 7 suspected cases pending test results; and

f) 740,967 close contacts traced (including 4,864 still under medical observation).

4. Between 00:00 and 24:00, 20 May, the following asymptomatic cases were reported by the 31 provinces, autonomous regions and municipalities and the Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps:

a) 31 new cases (3 imported);

b) no case developed into confirmed case;

c) 24 cases released from medical observation (all local cases); and

d) 375 cases still under medical observation (29 imported).

5. As of 24:00, 20 May, Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan had altogether reported 1,540 confirmed cases:

a) 1,055 in the Hong Kong SAR (including 1,026 discharged cases and 4 fatal cases);

b) 45 in the Macao SAR (all discharged from hospital); and

c) 440 in the Taiwan region (including 402 discharged cases and 7 fatal cases).

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