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Shanghai cuts off community transmission of COVID-19

Xinhua | Updated: 2022-05-17 10:18
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SHANGHAI -- China's Shanghai has cut off the community transmission of COVID-19 in all its 16 districts, a municipal official said Tuesday.

The megacity reported 77 confirmed locally transmitted COVID-19 cases and 746 local asymptomatic cases on Monday, Zhao Dandan, deputy director of the Shanghai municipal health commission, told a press conference.

All the new cases were from areas under quarantine or closed-off management, he said.

According to the official, the city registered one COVID-19-related death on Monday. The deceased was a 92-year-old woman with underlying diseases.

A total of 315 COVID-19 patients were discharged from hospital after recovery on Monday and 2,872 asymptomatic cases were released from quarantine, Zhao said.

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