China’s Hubei reports 1 newly imported COVID-19 case

WUHAN, Aug. 8 (Xinhua) — Central China’s Hubei Province reported one newly imported COVID-19 case and no increase in domestically transmitted cases Friday, the provincial health commission said Saturday.

The confirmed patient, arriving at Wuhan Tianhe International Airport from Tajikistan on Thursday, was put under quarantine upon arrival and diagnosed as a confirmed case on Friday.

A total of 111 close contacts on the flight have been put under quarantine.

By Friday, Hubei had four confirmed imported cases and one asymptomatic case.

Hubei had reported a total of 68,139 confirmed COVID-19 cases, and 63,623 cases had been cured and discharged from hospitals. The disease has claimed 4,512 lives in the province.



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