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NHC Update on Cases in China
2020/04/23

1. Between 00:00 and 24:00, 18 April, the following were newly reported by the 31 provinces, autonomous regions and municipalities and the Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps:

a) 16 confirmed cases (9 imported and 7 local cases, i.e. 6 in Heilongjiang and 1 in Guangdong);

b) no fatal cases;

c) 2 suspected cases (1 imported and 1 local case in Inner Mongolia);

d) 33 cured and discharged cases;

e) 1,073 close contacts released from medical observation; and

f) no variation in the number of severe cases.

2. As of 24:00, 18 April, among all the imported cases, 847 confirmed cases (including 47 severe cases) are still under treatment and 44 suspected cases are pending test results. In total, 1,575 imported cases had been confirmed, 728 cases cured and discharged, and no fatal cases reported.

3. As of 24:00, 18 April, the following had been reported by the 31 provinces, autonomous regions and municipalities and the Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps:

a) 1,041 confirmed cases (including 85 severe cases) still under treatment;

b) 77,062 cured and discharged cases;

c) 4,632 fatal cases;

d) 82,735 confirmed cases;

e) 48 suspected cases pending test results; and

f) 724,850 close contacts traced (including 8,632 still under medical observation).

4. Between 00:00 and 24:00, 18 April, the following were newly reported by Hubei:

a) no confirmed cases;

b) 13 cured and discharged cases (all in Wuhan);

c) no fatal cases; and

d) no suspected cases.

As of 24:00, 18 April, Hubei had reported:

a) 109 confirmed cases still under treatment (all in Wuhan);

b) 22 severe cases still under treatment (all in Wuhan);

c) 63,507 cured and discharged cases (including 46,355 in Wuhan);

d) 4,512 fatal cases (including 3,869 in Wuhan);

e) 68,128 confirmed cases (including 50,333 in Wuhan); and

f) no suspected cases pending test result.

5. Between 00:00 and 24:00, 18 April, the following asymptomatic cases were newly reported by the 31 provinces, autonomous regions and municipalities and the Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps:

a) 44 new cases (3 imported);

b) no cases developed into confirmed cases;

c) 62 cases released from medical observation (8 imported); and

d) 999 cases still under medical observation (186 imported).

6. As of 24:00, 18 April, Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan had altogether reported 1,466 confirmed cases:

a) 1,023 in the Hong Kong SAR (including 568 discharged cases and 4 fatal cases);

b) 45 in the Macao SAR (including 17 discharged cases); and

c) 398 in the Taiwan region (including 178 discharged cases and 6 fatal cases).

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