Heilongjiang finds 53 more infected with virus, tally increases to 464

Wednesday, January 27, 2021

Heilongjiang province in China recorded 53 new locals who are infected with the new coronavirus and 24 who are not showing symptoms on Monday, the provincial health commission said on Tuesday.

The province named three new high-risk areas on Tuesday-a subdistrict in Harbin, its provincial capital, and two villages in Hailun, a county-level city in Suihua near Harbin. Together with Wangkui county, also in Suihua, the province now has four out of the nine high-risk areas in the country, state media, the China Daily reports.

As of Tuesday, all of the high-risk areas were in the north of the country-in Heilongjiang, Jilin and Hebei provinces and Beijing.

From January 10 to Monday, Heilongjiang recorded 464 confirmed infections and 511 non symptomatic carriers, with Wangkui county and Harbin the two major areas affected.

To contain the virus, Harbin has done mass nucleic acid testing in its downtown areas since Thursday evening. It had collected 4 million samples by 3:00 pm Monday, and nearly 2.5 million have received test results, said Luan Feng, deputy director of Harbin's health commission.-Photo: Xinhua