A health worker takes a swab sample from a woman in the Huangpu district of Shanghai on June 1, 2022, following the easing of Covid-19 restrictions in the city after a two-month lockdown. (HECTOR RETAMAL / AFP)
BEIJING – The Chinese mainland's daily caseload of locally transmitted COVID-19 infections and asymptomatic carriers has been below 100 for the past three days, said a mainland official on Thursday.
Mi Feng, spokesperson for the National Health Commission also urged efforts for early discovery and treatment as well as anti-virus measures in high-risk scenarios to avoid cluster infections or epidemic resurgence
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Mi Feng, spokesperson for the National Health Commission, said at a press conference that measures against local and imported infections as well as the dynamic zero-COVID policy must be firmly upheld.
Calling for coordination between epidemic containment and economic and social development, Mi warned against an unrestrained and one-size-fits-all approach at the operational level.
He also urged efforts for early discovery and treatment as well as anti-virus measures in high-risk scenarios to avoid cluster infections or epidemic resurgence.
His call came as the Chinese mainland reported 18 locally-transmitted confirmed COVID-19 cases for Wednesday.
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Authorities also identified a total of 43 local asymptomatic carriers, including nine in Guangxi, eight in Shanghai, five each in Tianjin and Shandong, four in Liaoning, and three each in Beijing, Hebei and Sichuan.
With 286 patients discharged from hospitals after recovery, there were 2,047 patients still receiving treatment as of Wednesday.
Wednesday also saw no new deaths from COVID-19, with the mainland's total COVID-19 deaths at 5,226.