Beijing, Aug 2 (IANS) China's Jiangsu province has reported 40 new locally transmitted confirmed Covid-19 cases amid an ongoing resurgence, the local health commission said on Monday.Among them, 11 were reported in Nanjing, the provincial capital, 26 in the city of Yangzhou and three others in Huai'an, reports Xinhua news agency.The province also registered two locally transmitted asymptomatic cases and three imported infections on Sunday.All the infected patients have been sent to designated hospitals for treatment.The provincial capital with a population of more than 9.3 million has reported a total of 215 locally transmitted cases since new cluster infections began to emerge on July 20 when a few airport cleaners at the Nanjing Lukou International Airport tested positive during routine testing.At present, there are 297 patients still hospitalised in Jiangsu, including 282 locally transmitted cases. There are also 18 asymptomatic cases under medical observation, among whom five are locally transmitted. --IANSksk/
Beijing, Aug 1 (IANS) The Chinese mainland on Saturday reported 53 new locally transmitted Covid-19 cases, the National Health Commission said in its daily report on Sunday.Of the locally transmitted cases, 30 were reported in Jiangsu, 12 in Henan, four in Hunan, three in Yunnan, and one each in Fujian, Shandong, Hubei and Ningxia, according to the commission.Also reported were 22 new imported cases, of which seven were reported in Yunnan, five in Shanghai, three in Tianjin, two each in Inner Mongolia and Guangdong, one each in Zhejiang, Henan and Sichuan, the Xinhua news agency reported.One new suspected case was reported in Shanghai, arriving from outside the mainland, while no deaths related to Covid-19 were reported, the commission added. --IANSint/rs
Changsha, July 31 (IANS) Xiangxi Tujia and Miao Autonomous Prefecture in central China's Hunan Province said it would close its major tourist sites starting Friday.The move came after the prefecture reported one confirmed Covid-19 case Friday, the Xinhua news agency reported.In the past days, several cities in Hunan reported a spike in Covid-19 infections.The city of Zhuzhou on Friday closed cinemas, entertainment venues, and tourist sites after it had reported six asymptomatic cases since Thursday.Also, on Friday, the city of Zhangjiajie closed all its tourist sites and upgraded 11 neighbourhoods to medium-risk areas for Covid-19. The city, known for its scenic mountains, reported one confirmed case of Covid-19 on Thursday. --IANSint/rs
Beijing, July 29 (IANS) The Chinese mainland on Wednesday reported 24 new locally transmitted Covid-19 cases, including 20 in Jiangsu, three in Sichuan and one in Beijing, the National Health Commission said in its daily report on Thursday.Also reported were 25 new imported cases, of which 16 were reported in Yunnan, three each in Fujian and Guangdong, and one each in Jilin, Henan and Sichuan, Xinhua news agency reported.One new suspected case was reported in Shanghai, arriving from outside the mainland, while no deaths related to Covid-19 were reported, it added. --IANSint/pgh
Beijing, July 27 (IANS) The virus strain behind the latest Covid-19 infection cluster in Nanjing, the capital city of China's Jiangsu province, has been identified as the highly infectious Delta variant, local authorities said on Tuesday.The recent spike in infections in Nanjing can be attributed to the special location of the outbreak and the highly contagious nature of the strain, Xinhua news agency quoted Ding Jie, vice director of the city's centre for disease control and prevention, as saying at a press conference.Nanjing, a mega-city with a population of more than 9.3 million, has witnessed single-day spikes of locally transmitted Covid-19 cases since a few airport workers tested positive for coronavirus last week.It has launched a second round of all-inclusive nucleic acid testing and urged residents not to leave the city unless necessary. --IANSksk/
Beijing, July 27 (IANS) The Chinese mainland on Monday reported 31 new locally transmitted Covid-19 cases, all in Jiangsu Province, the National Health Commission said in its daily report on Tuesday.Also reported were 40 new imported cases, of which 19 were reported in Yunnan, 13 in Guangdong, four in Shanghai, three in Jiangsu and one in Sichuan, Xinhua reported.Four new suspected cases from outside the mainland were reported in Shanghai. No new deaths related to Covid-19 were reported Monday. --IANSint/pgh
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