China's daily tally of local confirmed COVID-19 cases falls to near two-month low

21/1/2022 6:12:00 AM
China's daily tally of local confirmed COVID-19 cases falls to near two-month low

China's daily tally of local confirmed COVID-19 cases falls to near two-month low

China's daily tally of local confirmed COVID-19 cases falls to near two-month low

BEIJING: China reported on Friday (Jan 21) the lowest daily tally of local confirmed COVID-19 cases in nearly two months, after a national strategy to quickly curb flare-ups forced worst-hit cities to lock down

.China reported 23 domestically transmitted infections with confirmed symptoms for Thursday, official data showed, down from 43 a day earlier.This marks the fourth consecutive day of decline in local symptomatic cases, with the lowest daily case load since Nov. 29.

The central province Henan and the northern city of Tianjin, two areas that have detected most of China's local cases in the past 10 days, each reported fewer than 10 local confirmed infections for Thursday.The capital, Beijing, reported five, a slightly up from three a day earlier. The southern city of Zhuhai and Xian in the northwestern also reported a handful of new local cases.

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forced worst-hit cities to lock down affected communities and cut business activity .Death toll from coronavirus complications: 844 Omicron cases The MOH website is presenting the daily new Covid-19 cases separately from new confirmed Omicron cases.LinkedIn BEIJING: China's capital Beijing ramped up efforts to curb COVID-19 infections, ordering checks among cold-chain firms and urging residents to cut unnecessary gatherings, as the city reported an uptick in local cases weeks before the Winter Olympics.Experts have warned that China's strict"zero-Covid" strategy, as well as its more sensitive testing protocols, could see more athletes excluded from the Games scheduled to take place between Feb 4 and Feb 20 — especially from regions that have seen a spike in the highly infectious Omicron variant.

China reported 23 domestically transmitted infections with confirmed symptoms for Thursday, official data showed, down from 43 a day earlier. This marks the fourth consecutive day of decline in local symptomatic cases, with the lowest daily case load since Nov. 29. The city has reported fewer than 10 local COVID-19 infections since Jan 15, with both the Delta and Omicron variants detected – a tiny case count compared with the rest of the world. The central province Henan and the northern city of Tianjin, two areas that have detected most of China's local cases in the past 10 days, each reported fewer than 10 local confirmed infections for Thursday. The capital, Beijing, reported five, a slightly up from three a day earlier. That involves a stringent quarantine policy, city-wide lockdowns and mass testing programmes that kick in as soon as any outbreaks occur, and hosting the Winter Olympics is a major test, said Dr McCloskey.

The southern city of Zhuhai and Xian in the northwestern also reported a handful of new local cases. Related: China orders overseas mail disinfection over Omicron fears The city of Beijing should immediately launch full inspections over its cold-chain industry and make the testing of staffers and goods more frequent, the city government said in a statement late on Wednesday, after some infections were found to be cold storage workers. China reported for Thursday two new domestically transmitted asymptomatic cases, which it classifies separately from confirmed cases, in the southwestern province of Yunnan. There were no new deaths, leaving the death toll at 4,636. As of Jan. There were no new deaths, leaving the death toll at 4,636. 20, mainland China had 105,484 confirmed symptomatic cases, including both local ones and those arriving from abroad. "My expectation is that we will not be dealing with Covid-19 in the same way for 2024," he said.

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