Chinese mainland reports 28 locally transmitted COVID-19 cases

Staff members work at a visitor registration center at a residential community in Jinfeng district of Yinchuan, Northwest China's Ningxia Hui autonomous region, October 21, 2021. (Photo/Xinhua)

The Chinese mainland on October 21 reported 28 new locally transmitted COVID-19 cases, the National Health Commission said in its daily report on October 22.

Of the new local cases, 11 were reported in Inner Mongolia, nine in Gansu, three in Shaanxi, two in Ningxia, and one each in BeijingGuizhou and Qinghai, the commission said.

Also reported were 15 new imported cases, of which four were reported in Yunnan, three in Guangxi, two each in Shanghai and Shandong, and one each in Liaoning, Henan, Guangdong and Shaanxi.

No new suspected cases or deaths from COVID-19 were reported on October 21, it added.

Inner Mongolia reports 15 confirmed local cases

North China's Inner Mongolia autonomous region reported 15 locally transmitted confirmed COVID-19 cases from 10 a.m. of October 21 to 7 a.m. of October 22, according to local health authorities.

Fourteen cases were reported in Ejine Banner (额济纳旗) (county) in Alshaa League (阿拉善盟) (prefecture) and one case was reported in the city of Ereenhot (二连浩特) in Xiliin Gol League (锡林郭勒盟), the regional health commission said in a statement.

All the new cases in Ejine Banner were detected in an all-inclusive nucleic acid testing aimed at screening COVID-19 infections in the region. The person in the city of Ereenhot who tested positive was earlier put under quarantine for medical observation at a designated site.

The 15 patients have been admitted to designated hospitals for treatment. 

Epidemiological investigations and further screening for potential infections are underway.

As of 7 a.m. of October 22, Inner Mongolia had 30 locally transmitted confirmed COVID-19 cases under medical treatment, and their close contacts have all been put under quarantine for medical observation at designated sites, the commission said.

To contain the spread of infections, health authorities in Ejine Banner have launched a third round of all-inclusive nucleic acid testing starting 8 a.m. of October 22.

Source: Xinhua

Editor: Annie