CHINA China's Xinjiang cleared of COVID-19 cases


China's Xinjiang cleared of COVID-19 cases


10:16, November 21, 2020

Community workers deliver daily necessities at the Xihebaqianjie community in Tianshan District of Urumqi, northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, Aug 3, 2020. (File photo: Xinhua)

URUMQI, Nov. 21 (Xinhua) -- Northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region has been cleared of COVID-19 cases, the regional health commission said Saturday.

The region saw its numbers of confirmed and asymptomatic cases both drop to zero, with the last two asymptomatic cases in Kashgar released from medical observation on Friday, according to the commission.

No new confirmed or asymptomatic cases were reported in Xinjiang on Friday.

From Oct. 24 to Nov. 20, a total of 78 confirmed COVID-19 cases had been discharged from the hospital, with 352 asymptomatic cases released from medical observation in the region.

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