By NewsDesk @infectiousdiseasenews
In a follow-up on the report of a COVID-19 cluster in Beijing, China, city health officials report 36 additional local COVID-19 cases Saturday–all related to Xinfadi market.
China’s National Health Commission said, Beijing recorded one new virus case on Thursday and six on Friday – the first cases in almost two months.
The Beijing Municipal Health Commission reported (computer translated) today that the city’s nucleic acid testing institutions tested a total of 76,499 people, with 59 positive results, including 27 cases in Ditan Hospital and 21 newly confirmed cases. There are 11 positive tests to be diagnosed.
According to the Beijing News, Xu Hejian, a spokesman for the Beijing Municipal Government, introduced today that judging from the results of nucleic acid testing of people in key regions, the epidemic is highly correlated with the market of the new development area, and the law of the spread of new coronavirus has not been fully grasped. It is still spreading. The epidemic situation in the capital is very serious. We must fully understand its long-term nature, complexity, and difficulty.