12 new confirmed cases in 31 provinces


From 0:00 to 24:00 on December 17, 31 provinces (autonomous regions and municipalities directly under the central government) and Xinjiang production and Construction Corps reported 12 new confirmed cases, including 11 imported cases (4 cases in Shanghai, 4 cases in Guangdong, 1 case in Shanxi, 1 case in Henan, 1 case in Yunnan), and 1 case of local case (in Sichuan). There were no new deaths and no new suspected cases.
On the same day, 9 cases were cured and discharged, 494 close contacts were relieved from medical observation, and 1 case of severe cases was increased compared with the previous day.
Among them, 263 cases were confirmed from abroad. A total of 384079 patients were discharged from hospital and no death cases were found.
As of 24:00 on December 17, according to the reports of 31 provinces (autonomous regions and municipalities directly under the central government) and Xinjiang production and Construction Corps, there were 304 confirmed cases (including 8 severe cases), 81851 cured cases, 4634 death cases, 86789 confirmed cases and 4 suspected cases. 890102 close contacts and 7014 close contacts are still under medical observation.
31 provinces (autonomous regions, municipalities directly under the central government) and Xinjiang production and Construction Corps reported 11 new cases of asymptomatic infection (9 cases imported from abroad); 1 case turned into confirmed case on the same day (imported from abroad); 10 cases were relieved of medical observation on the same day (9 cases imported from abroad); 198 cases of asymptomatic infection still under medical observation (178 cases imported from abroad).
A total of 8702 confirmed cases were received from Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan. Among them, 7899 cases were discharged from the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (6534 cases were discharged, 125 cases died), 46 cases (46 cases were discharged from the Macao Special Administrative Region), and 757 cases (616 cases were discharged and 7 cases died) in Taiwan region.