CHINA ICU nurse in Nanjing tests positive due to work exposure

CHINA

ICU nurse in Nanjing tests positive due to work exposure

Global Times

14:30, August 12, 2021

An ICU nurse in Nanjing Public Health Center, in East China's Jiangsu Province, has tested positive for coronavirus in a routine nucleic acid test, local health commission said during a press conference on Thursday.

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The nurse, a male who's 32 years old, has been stationed in hospital since July 29 and strictly abode by the epidemic prevention and control measures, and went to no other places, said Ding Xiaoping, the deputy director of Nanjing's health commission.

"It is suspected that the nurse may have been infected in the process of helping critically ill patients," Ding said.

The hospital acted immediately, with screening of close contacts of the nurse still underway.

So far, the nucleic acid test results of the close contacts and related environment have all come out negative.

Jiangsu Province reported 38 confirmed COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, one in Nanjing, 37 in Yangzhou.

As of Wednesday 12 pm, the province has reported 734 confirmed cases starting from July 20, 234 cases in Nanjing and 485 cases in Yangzhou.

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