China's Heilongjiang clears asymptomatic cases
With the last asymptomatic case released from medical observation on Thursday, northeast China's Heilongjiang Province has cleared all existing asymptomatic cases, the provincial health commission said Friday.
No new confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) were reported on Thursday. Heilongjiang had been cleared of confirmed COVID-19 cases as the last patient was discharged from hospital after recovery on May 16.
As of Thursday, a total of 19,840 close contacts of COVID-19 patients in the province had been tracked, and 467 people were still undergoing medical observation.
By Thursday, the province had reported a total of 559 locally transmitted confirmed COVID-19 cases and 386 imported cnfirmed cases.
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