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Chinese mainland's new local COVID-19 infections on the decrease

ef6a2c84cd8a4589b4a07151d5520aa9Staff members deliver daily necessities ordered by residents in quarantine at a community under close-off management where a locally transmitted COVID-19 case was found in Haidian District of Beijing, capital of China, Jan. 18, 2022. (Xinhua/Ren Chao).

The Chinese mainland recorded 55 new locally-transmitted COVID-19 infections over the past day, a considerable drop compared with 127 newly reported a day earlier.

Tuesday saw 33 new local infections in Henan, 14 in Tianjin, seven in Guangdong, and one in Beijing, according to the latest data from the National Health Commission.

Across the Chinese mainland, a total of 32 imported COVID-19 cases were also newly reported.

The commission noted that there were no new deaths from COVID-19 but added that five new suspected infections, all arriving from overseas, were recorded.

Following the recovery of 163 patients on Tuesday, the number of COVID-19 cases now under treatment has decreased to 3,454 from 3,530 a day earlier.

A total of 4,636 had died as a result of the virus on the Chinese mainland since the pandemic. The toll has remained unchanged for almost a year.

The death toll increased from 4,635 as of Jan. 24, 2021 to 4,636 the following day, Xinhuanet informs.