CHINA First COVID-19 patient linked to Beijing's wholesale market recovers

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First COVID-19 patient linked to Beijing's wholesale market recovers

China Daily

17:57, June 29, 2020

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He, the first COVID-19 patient to recover from an infection related to the Beijing Xinfadi wholesale market, takes questions from the media after he is discharged from Beijing Ditan Hospital on June 29, 2020. [Photo by Yan Tong/for chinadaily.com.cn]

A local COVID-19 patient surnamed He, 56, was discharged from hospital on Monday morning, the first recovered case among the new cluster of novel coronavirus infection in Beijing.

According to a report of Beijing Daily, the patient went to Xinfadi wholesale market on June 3 and started feeling weak and began experiencing headache on June 5.

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Two medical workers accompany He as he is discharged from Beijing Ditan Hospital on June 29, 2020. [Photo by Yan Tong/for chinadaily.com.cn]

He went to hospital on June 12 when his body temperature rose to 38 C and was confirmed of COVID-19 on the same day.

He was a bus driver for the airport in the capital, but was on leave because of suspension of airport shuttle buses.

Beijing reported seven new local cases for Sunday, half of the number of new cases that were reported for Saturday.

The total confirmed patients reported in Beijing rose to 318 since the first new local case was reported on June 11, according to data from the Beijing Center for Disease Control and Prevention.


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