Shanghai reports 1 confirmed, 4 asymptomatic local COVID cases

SHANGHAI, June 12 (Xinhua) -- Shanghai reported one locally transmitted confirmed COVID-19 case and four local asymptomatic carriers from midnight to 5 p.m. Sunday, the municipal health commission said at a press conference.

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All five have been sent to designated hospitals for medical treatment and observation, said the health commission, adding that epidemiological investigations were carried out immediately.

As of 4 p.m. Sunday, 78 close contacts and 180 sub-close contacts of the cases have been traced for quarantine.

The municipal anti-epidemic headquarters said five areas related to the infections have been classified as medium-risk for COVID-19.