137 infected in Kashghar in Xinjiang, 20 infected in mainland

Monday, October 26, 2020

China reported 20 new confirmed and 161 new asymptomatic coronavirus patients on Sunday, the national health authority said on Monday, following a surge in symptomless infections in the northwestern Xinjiang region, Reuters reports.

The National Health Commission said in a statement that all new confirmed patients had been infected overseas. Of the 161 new symptomless infections, which China does not classify as confirmed, 137 were local infections.

Kashgar in Xinjiang region on Saturday started testing its 4.75 million people after detecting an asymptomatic patient at a garment factory. Another 137 asymptomatic patients have been reported on Sunday due to the tests being conducted.