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Mainland China reports 11 new COVID-19 cases

Mainland China reports 11 new COVID-19 cases”

Qingdao reported on Wednesday that more than 8 million tests have been performed, with no additional cases detected among the almost 5 million results returned.

The Chinese city of Qingdao in eastern Shandong province said on Thursday that it has suspended the head of the city's municipal health commission after a resurgence of COVID-19 cases.

Except for the cases already reported, no new positive samples have been detected. Four patients are in serious condition, Chen Wansheng, deputy director of the general office of the city government, said on Wednesday. The Qingdao Ministry of Health said the test began with "close contacts, close contacts from those close contacts and more informal contacts", and then gradually expanded to include all city districts.

Acceleration of the effort to test every resident is underway, it added.

By 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, around 3.41 million of the samples collected in the city's five boroughs had been tested.

The virus reappeared in Qingdao over the weekend.

A similar mass testing campaign has occurred since the previous outbreak. A total of 9,437 people have used the quarantine sites, and 2,905 of them are still under medical observation, officials said.

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Qingdao has a population of more than 11 million.

Wu mentioned one of the confirmed cases-a taxi driver who has drawn wide attention.

By Tuesday, Beijing had reported five close contacts linked to the confirmed cases in Qingdao.

According to Wu, a patient is expected to be infectious for one or two days before displaying symptoms, and for five days after that.

The background: The swift moves come about a week after the flare-up broke out last week in the port city.

These were the details of the news Over 8.8 million were withdrawn for COVID-19 testing in Qingdao, China for this day.



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