By Islamuddin Sajid
ANKARA (AA) – Chinese mainland confirmed new cases of the coronavirus, less then 30 for the second consecutive day, health authorities said on Saturday.
According to the National Health Commission of China (NHC), the Chinese mainland reported 27 new cases on Friday, with 17 of them travelers from overseas.
The country also reported no death with zero new cases from central Hubei province, the initial epicenter of the virus.
A day earlier, China reported 26 new cases.
The NHC data showed imported cases on the Chinese mainland went up to 1,566, with no deaths so far. As many as 709 of them were discharged from hospitals after recovery.
Since the outbreak, China has confirmed 82,719 cases with 4,632 deaths, while 77,029 patients recovered and were discharged from hospitals, according to the NHC.
Meanwhile, the Hong Kong has reported 1,021 cases and four deaths so far, Taiwan has 395 cases with six deaths, and Macau reported 45 cases, according to the commission.
As of Saturday, a total of 532 people infected with coronavirus recovered in Hong Kong, 166 in Taiwan, and 17 in Macau.
– South Korea
South Korea confirmed 18 new cases of COVID-19, marking the lowest daily number since Feb. 20, local media reported on Saturday.
So far South Korea reported 10,653, cases of the coronavirus, with 232 deaths, while 7,937 have successfully recovered and discharged from the hospitals, according to Yonhap news agency.