Jan 1 — The Chinese mainland recorded 19 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday, of which nine were locally transmitted and ten from overseas, the National Health Commission said on Friday.
Four domestic cases were reported in Liaoning Province, five in Beijing.
Nineteen new asymptomatic COVID-19 cases were also recorded, while 279 asymptomatic patients remained under medical observation.
No COVID-19 deaths were registered on Thursday. Meanwhile, 17 patients were discharged from hospital. The total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in China reached 87,071, and the death toll stood at 4,634.