Inner Mongolia confirms 1 new COVID-19 case


Inner Mongolia autonomous region reported one new locally transmitted confirmed COVID-19 case on October 14, according to the region's health commission.

The patient is a worker at the Huitong logistics park (汇通物流园区) in Ereenhot, Xilin Gol League.

On October 12, the logistics park staff under closed-loop management did routine nucleic acid testing on alternate days. A sample of one group came out positive. On October 13, all 32 individuals got tested again, with the results showing one person was positive and the other 31 were negative.

The disease control and prevention center of Xilin Gol League confirmed the positive result on October 13, and the patient was then diagnosed with COVID-19.

At present, the patient is under treatment in isolation at a designated hospital. The epidemiological investigation and environmental disinfection related to the patient are in progress.

Meanwhile, the city's COVID-19 prevention and control headquarters announced on October 14 that nucleic acid testing covering all residents in Ereenhot will be launched at 12 p.m. and the first round of testing is expected to be completed within 12 hours.

Source: China Daily

Editor: Annie