Virus risk deemed low in Shufu county in Kashghar

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Authorities of Kashgar prefecture in northwestern Xinjiang have decided to downgrade Shufu county to a low-risk area for the coronavirus infection starting today.

Two townships in Shufu would be downgraded from high-risk to low-risk areas and another one from medium-risk to low-risk.

There were no new confirmed coronavirus patients or asymptomatic patients reported in Xinjiang on Monday, the regional health commission said on Tuesday.

It was the ninth consecutive day that Xinjiang reported zero increase in novel coronavirus infections since the containment of recent cluster infections.

By Monday, Xinjiang had 15 existing confirmed patients and 104 asymptomatic patients.

From October 24 to Monday, 63 patients had been discharged from hospitals, and 248 asymptomatic patients were released from medical observation in Xinjiang.