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Latest Information about Novel Coronavirus Cases in China
2020/05/17

On May 16, 31 provincial-level regions on the Chinese mainland as well as the Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps reported 5 new cases of confirmed infections (3 indigenous cases in Jilin province and 2 imported cases, 1 in Tianjin municipality and 1 in Guangdong province), 2 new cases of suspected infections (both are imported cases, 1 in Inner Mongolia autonomous region and 1 in Shanghai municipality), and no deaths. 8 patients were released from hospital after being cured. 633 people who had had close contact with infected patients were freed from medical observation. Severe cases decreased by 1.

As of 24:00 on May 16, 31 provincial-level regions on the Chinese mainland as well as the Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps had reported 1,700 cases of imported confirmed infections and no deaths. In all, 1,656 patients had been cured and discharged from hospital. There still remained 44 confirmed cases (including 3 severe cases) and 4 suspected cases.

As of 24:00 on May 16, the National Health Commission had received reports of 82,947 confirmed cases (increased by 1 by Jilin after verification) and 4,634 deaths (increased by 1 by Jilin after verification) in 31 provincial-level regions on the Chinese mainland and the Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps, and in all 78,227 patients had been cured and discharged from hospital. There still remained 86 confirmed cases (including 10 severe cases) and 4 suspected cases. So far, 739,545 people have been identified as having had close contact with infected patients. 4,724 are now under medical observation.

On May 16, 31 provincial-level regions on the Chinese mainland as well as the Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps reported 12 new asymptomatic cases (including 1 imported case). 58 asymptomatic cases were freed from medical observation (including 1 imported case) and no asymptomatic cases became confirmed cases. As of 24:00 on May 16, 515 asymptomatic cases were still under medical observation (including 30 imported cases).

As of 24:00 on May 16, 1,537 confirmed infections had been reported in the Hong Kong and Macao special administrative regions and Taiwan province: 1,052 in Hong Kong (4 had been dead and 1,022 had been cured and discharged from hospital), 45 in Macao (44 had been cured and discharged from hospital) and 440 in Taiwan (7 had been dead and 389 had been cured and discharged from hospital).

(Recource: National Health Commission of the People’s Republic of China)

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