National Health Commission of the People’s Republic of China [to 22 Jan 2022]

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National Health Commission of the People’s Republic of China [to 22 Jan 2022]
Jan 22: Daily briefing on novel coronavirus cases in China
On Jan 21, 31 provincial-level regions and the Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps on the Chinese mainland reported 63 new cases of confirmed infections.

Beijing confirms 5 cases, tightens virus measures
Beijing is facing a severe and complicated COVID-19 epidemic control and prevention situation as an increasing number of cases have occurred in several districts this week, a senior official said on Thursday.
Beijing reported five new confirmed locally transmitted COVID-19 cases on Thursday, including three who had reported positive nucleic acid tests on Wednesday.
Following that test, a further test confirmed viral infections, bringing the total number of positive and confirmed cases in the latest outbreaks to 11.
All of the new patients work in the cold chain industry. The Delta variant of the novel coronavirus was detected in samples collected from those cases.
“The whole genome sequencing of one of the new cases is in accord with a previous case reported on Tuesday, which means they are in the same transmission chain,” Pang Xinghuo, deputy director of the Beijing Center for Disease Control and Prevention, said at a news conference…

China adopts faster mass testing for COVID-19
BEIJING — Chinese health authorities have adopted faster-pooled tests for the coronavirus that allow professional labs to process 20 samples at a time.
The updated testing techniques, based on the current practice of putting five or 10 swab samples together and testing as one, are aimed at sharply boosting the efficiency of virus testing, said the State Council inter-agency task force for COVID-19 response.
The new testing approach will be introduced across the country while ensuring quality results, it said…

National Medical Products Administration – PRC [to 22 Jan 2022]
Over 2.95b COVID-19 vaccine doses administered on Chinese mainland
More than 2.95 billion COVID-19 vaccine doses had been administered on the Chinese mainland as of Wednesday, data from the National Health Commission showed Thursday.

CCDC Weekly Reports: Current Volume (4)
2022-01-21 / No. 3
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