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Mainland China reviews first native COVID-19 infections in practically two months

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BEIJING: Mainland China reported its first domestically transmitted COVID-19 infections in practically two months, as Qingdao launched a city-wide testing drive after discovering new instances linked to a hospital designated to deal with imported infections.

The Nationwide Well being Fee stated in a press release on Tuesday (Oct 13) {that a} whole of 13 COVID-19 infections had been reported in mainland China on Oct 12, down from 21 a day earlier.

Seven of the brand new instances had been imported infections that originated from abroad, whereas all six native instances had been reported within the japanese province of Shandong, the place Qingdao is situated.

The final time China reported native COVID-19 transmissions was on Aug 15, when a complete of 4 confirmed instances had been reported in Xinjiang.

The whole variety of COVID-19 infections for mainland China now stands at 85,591, whereas the dying toll remained unchanged at 4,634.

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