Wuhan has recorded zero confirmed COVID-19 infections after officials screened nearly everyone in the city in less than three weeks to prevent a fresh outbreak, according to the government.
But authorities detected 300 asymptomatic patients, those who show no symptoms but can still spread the virus, an official said today.
Wuhan has declared that zero confirmed COVID-19 infections was found after officials screened nearly 10million residents in 20 days during the city’s mass testing to prevent a fresh outbreak. A woman wearing a face mask walks on a pedestrian bridge in Wuhan on May 14
Authorities detected 300 asymptomatic patients in the former epicentre, according to the local government today. Pictured, a medical worker takes a swab sample from a man in Wuhan
Three million Wuhan citizens have been tested before the ambitious plan was announced, meaning that means that the former epicentre needs to screen approximately 800,000 people per day. Residents wearing face masks wait in line for nucleic acid testing in Wuhan on May 15
Wuhan, a city of 11million people, ordered its entire population to be tested for COVID-19 in a ’10-day great battle’ on May 14 after a new cluster of infection emerged.
By the end of the 10-day testing, Wuhan authorities said that they had collected swab samples from over nine million residents, of which 6.5 million people completed the screening.
Officials then set up 231 sample-collecting points across the city for citizens who missed the testing.
Wuhan government today released a report, claiming that they conducted nucleic acid tests on a total of 9,899,828 citizens from May 14 to June 1. No confirmed coronavirus infections were detected.
The authorities said that they found 300 COVID-19 infections with no symptoms during the mass-screening. But the chance of those patients infecting others is ‘extremely low’.
‘Currently, the possibility of Wuhan’s asymptomatic patients infecting others is extremely low,’ the report read. ‘And no such cases were found [during the mass-testing].’
The authorities said that they found 300 COVID-19 infections with no symptoms during the mass-screening. But the chance of those patients infecting others is ‘extremely low’. Two medical worker are pictured taking swabs from residents on May 15 in a community in Wuhan
Beijing’s top health official claimed that ‘Wuhan is now the safest city in China’ amid the coronavirus pandemic. Residents are pictured wearing face masks as they perform group dance in a park next to the Yangtze River in the former coronavirus epicentre Wuhan
A total of seven confirmed cases were found in the same residential compound, Sanmin Residence, in Wuhan. A woman is pictured being screened for COVID-19 in Wuhan on May 15
The results of Wuhan’s ’10-day great battle’ were shared with Chinese media Tuesday during a press conference held by Hubei Health Commission.
Feng Zijian, deputy chief of China’s Centres for Disease Control and Prevention, told reporters that Wuhan is deemed as the country’s haven amid the coronavirus pandemic that has infected over 6million people worldwide.
‘I have witnessed with my own eyes the whole procedure of Wuhan’s nucleic acid testing,’ Mr Feng said. ‘The statistics just released are subjective and real.
‘Wuhan is now the safest city in China.’
The city’s mass-screening came after authorities reported the first cluster of infections in Wuhan since a lockdown on the central Chinese city was lifted a month ago, stoking concerns of a wider resurgence of the disease.
On May 15, Wuhan government ordered all residents to be tested for COVID-19 in a ’10-day great battle’ after a new cluster of infection emerged in early May. Workers line up for medical workers to take swabs for the coronavirus test at a large factory in Wuhan on May 15
The results of Wuhan’s ’10-day great battle’ were shared with Chinese media Tuesday during a press conference held by Hubei Health Commission. A medical worker takes a swab from a resident for the coronavirus test during home visits in the city of Wuhan on May 14
Wuhan has recorded a total of 50,340 confirmed COVID-19 cases and at least 3,869 deaths. More than 46,000 patients have been discharged from hospitals. People wearing face masks check a health code in a neighbourhood in Wuhan of China’s central Hubei province on May 1
Wuhan officials recorded a total of seven confirmed cases between May 10 and May 11. All the patients lived in the same residential compound, Sanmin Residence, in the Chinese city.
Four patients had been discharged from local hospitals as of Monday, according to the Wuhan Health Commission. Three others – including one critical patient – are receiving medical treatment.
Wuhan has recorded a total of 50,340 confirmed COVID-19 cases and at least 3,869 deaths. More than 46,000 patients have been discharged from hospitals.