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China reports 71 new Covid-19 cases as Delta outbreak hits Nanjing

China reports 71 new Covid-19 cases as Delta outbreak hits Nanjing

BEIJING: China reported 71 new Covid-19 cases on July 26, the national health authority said on Tuesday, as an outbreak of the highly contagious Delta variant threatens the eastern city of Nanjing. Local infections accounted for 31 of the new cases, down from 40 a day earlier, the National Health Commission said in a statement. All of the local cases were reported in the eastern province of Jiangsu, where Nanjing is the capital, it said. Based on the genetic testing results on patients, the virus strain that caused Nanjing's coronavirus outbreak is the Delta strain, a Nanjing city government official…
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China to start giving Covid-19 shots to teenagers this month

China to start giving Covid-19 shots to teenagers this month

BEIJING: Several areas in China will start vaccinating teenagers this month against Covid-19, state media and local authorities said, as the country steps up its inoculation campaign. China, which has managed to rein in domestic infections, has administered 1.4 billion vaccine doses, or two-fifths of the global total of 3.47 billion doses. This month, the southwestern region of Guangxi and the city of Jingmen in the central province of Hubei will start vaccinating those aged between 15 and 17, and children between 12 and 14 in August, state media and local disease control officials said in reports on Tuesday. By…
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China reports 16 new Covid-19 cases vs 24 a day earlier

China reports 16 new Covid-19 cases vs 24 a day earlier

BEIJING: China on Thursday reported 16 new coronavirus cases in the mainland for June 23, compared with 24 a day earlier, the health authority said. All of the new infections were imported cases, the National Health Commission said in a statement. There were no new deaths. China also reported 18 new asymptomatic patients, compared with 21 a day earlier. As of June 23, mainland China had a total of 91,669 confirmed coronavirus cases, it said. The death toll from the coronavirus remained unchanged at 4,636.
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