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4 new virus cases reported in N China's Hebei

By Zhang Yu in Shijiazhuang | | Updated: 2021-01-26 20:24
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A medical worker collects nucleic acid sample at a testing site in Yuhua district of Shijiazhuang, North China's Hebei province, Jan 25, 2021. Citizens at quarantine sites and those at areas designated as medium or high-risk for COVID-19 in Shijiazhuang need to receive nucleic acid tests every 48 hours starting from Monday. [Photo/Xinhua]

Shijiazhuang in North China's Hebei province identified four new local confirmed cases by midday on Tuesday, all of whom had been in centralized quarantine before testing positive, city Vice-Mayor Meng Xianghong said Tuesday afternoon during a daily news conference.

Two of the new patients are from Gaocheng district - the worst hit area in the city - and the rest are from Pingshan county, she said. No new asymptomatic carriers were detected.

As of midday on Tuesday, the city had reported a total of 858 locally-transmitted COVID-19 patients and had 71 asymptomatic carriers still under medical observation, Meng said.

Over 130 confirmed patients and 91 asymptomatic carriers have been discharged from local hospitals after recovering.

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