HEFEI, July 6 (Xinhua) -- The latest eighth round of county-wide nucleic acid testing in virus-hit Sixian County, east China's Anhui Province, reported nine positive COVID-19 cases at the community level, according to local authorities on Wednesday.
This marks the first time that the number of positive COVID-19 cases detected in Sixian's mass COVID-19 testing drops to a single digit, said the anti-epidemic headquarters of Suzhou City that administers Sixian County.
The ninth round of mass testing in Sixian is now underway.
From June 26 to July 5, 6 p.m., a total of 218 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 847 asymptomatic carriers had been logged in the latest epidemic resurgence in Sixian. Most of the cases were identified among those in quarantine.
A total of 58 infected people have been cured and discharged from the hospital as of 4 p.m. Wednesday.