• Hong Kong reports 9 new imported COVID-19 cases

    27 days ago - By China Travel & Tourism News

    Hong Kong's Center for Health Protection reported nine new imported cases of COVID-19 on Sunday, taking the total tally of confirmed cases to 12,589. Six of the cases involved mutant strains while the mutation test results of the remaining three cases are pending. The patients comprise three males and six females, aged 19 to 57. A total of 97 cases have been reported in the past 14 days. One of them is an import-related case, while the rest are imported cases, according to the CHP. Since the launch of the government inoculation program in late February, around 4.85 million people or 72.1...
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  • China's Xi'an reports 485 COVID-19 cases in latest resurgence

    27 days ago - By China Travel & Tourism News

    Xi'an, capital of northwest China's Shaanxi Province, reported 155 locally transmitted COVID-19 cases on Saturday, bringing the total number of locally transmitted confirmed COVID-19 cases to 485 in the latest resurgence since Dec. 9, authorities said Sunday. Many infections previously unfound in communities were detected in three rounds of large-scale nucleic acid testings in the city since Dec. 21, He Wenquan, a senior official with the Xi'an municipal government, told a press conference. A large number of infections may further emerge in the coming days after the large-scale testings...
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  • Chinese mainland reports 206 new confirmed COVID-19 cases, with 158 locally transmitted

    27 days ago - By China Travel & Tourism News

    The Chinese mainland on Saturday reported 158 new locally transmitted COVID-19 cases, the National Health Commission said in its daily report on Sunday. Of the new local cases, 157 were reported in Shaanxi, one in Guangxi, the commission said. Also reported were 48 new imported cases in 10 provincial-level regions, according to the commission. No new suspected cases and new deaths from COVID-19 were reported on the day, it added.
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  • China's local COVID case count driven to 21-month high by Xian outbreak

    27 days ago - By China Travel & Tourism News

    China reported its highest daily rise in local COVID-19 cases in 21 months as infections more than doubled in the northwestern city of Xian, China's latest COVID hot spot. The city of 13 million, which entered its fourth day of lockdown, detected 155 domestically transmitted cases with confirmed symptoms for Saturday, up from 75 a day earlier, official data showed on Sunday. That drove the national daily count to 158, the highest since China managed to contain a nationwide outbreak in early 2020. Xian, with 485 local symptomatic cases reported for the Dec. 9-25 period, has imposed...
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  • An anti-vax podcaster has reportedly contracted COVID-19 and now is hospitalized on a ventilator

    27 days ago - By Business Insider

    A COVID-19 coronavirus patient on a mechanical ventilator. Yasuyoshi Chiba/AFP via Getty Images
    Anti-vax podcaster Doug Kuzma is reportedly hospitalized in Pennsylvania and hooked up to a ventilator.
    Kuzma contracted the virus at a right-wing event earlier this month, according to his podcast network.
    "Doug needs heavy heavy prayers," a Telegram message from his podcast network said.
    Anti-vax podcaster Doug Kuzma has contracted the coronavirus and is now hooked up to a ventilator at a Virginia hospital, according to attorney Lin Wood and his podcast network. Wood, who pushed false claims...
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