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Xinjiang records highest daily number of COVID recoveries

By Aybek Askhar and Mao Weihua in Urumqi | | Updated: 2020-08-07 19:54
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The Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region has recorded its largest number of daily discharged COVID-19 infections from hospitals on Tuesday, as 20 previously infected patients were discharged after recovery.

Efforts have been made by the government of Xinjiang, especially the capital city Urumqi where most confirmed cases were detected, to curb the spread and improve the efficiency of medical treatment after a recent rebound of COVID-19 cases.

Shang Yulan, deputy secretary-general of the city government, discussed the city's progress at a daily virus control and prevention press briefing on Friday, adding confirmed infections have been decreasing and more people are being discharged, showing efforts and measures in prevention and control have been effective.

On Thursday, the city reported 26 locally transmitted COVID-19 infections and 10 asymptomatic cases, bringing the total tally of confirmed cases to 640 and asymptomatic carriers to 127 since the outbreak began on July 15.

"With 20 people discharged from the hospitals on Thursday, the total number of discharged climbed to 79, and the number gives us great confidence to defeat the epidemic," Shang said.

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