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© Provided by Xinhua | A child plays at the cultural square of the Bell and Drum Towers in the snow in Beijing, capital of China, Jan. 19, 2021. (Xinhua/Chen Zhonghao)

BEIJING, Jan. 21 (Xinhua) -- The Chinese mainland on Wednesday reported 144 newly confirmed COVID-19 cases, including 126 locally transmitted and 18 arriving from outside the mainland, the National Health Commission said Thursday.

Of the locally transmitted cases, 68 were reported in Heilongjiang, 33 in Jilin, 20 in Hebei, two each in Beijing and Shanxi, and one in Shandong, the commission said in its daily report.

Five suspected cases arriving from outside the mainland were newly reported in Shanghai, said the commission, adding that no deaths related to the disease were reported on Wednesday.

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