Jiangsu reports 12 new locally confirmed COVID-19 cases

2021-07-23 05:05:18 GMT2021-07-23 13:05:18(Beijing Time) Xinhua English

NANJING, July 23 (Xinhua) -- East China's Jiangsu Province on Thursday reported 12 new locally transmitted confirmed COVID-19 cases and seven asymptomatic ones, the provincial health commission said Friday.

All 12 newly confirmed cases and six of the seven asymptomatic cases were from the provincial capital Nanjing.

As of Thursday, 23 confirmed cases and 14 asymptomatic carriers, all locally transmitted, had been reported in Nanjing after positive results were found during routine nucleic acid testing among airport staff.

Starting from Friday, one area in Nanjing's Jiangning District has been upgraded to high-risk for COVID-19, while six villages and three communities in the city have been added to the list of medium-risk areas.

Previously, the mega-city with a population of more than 9.3 million has classified 10 areas as medium-risk for COVID-19 and implemented closed-off management. Enditem