China’s Xinjiang detects 14 new coronavirus cases
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A medical worker collects a sample from a person for nucleic acid testing in Shufu County of Kashgar Prefecture, northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, Oct. 26, 2020. (Photo: Xinhua/Hu Huhu)

Northwest China’s Xinjiang reported 14 new coronavirus infections as of 7 pm on Thursday, according to the local health commission.

The new positive results were found in a second round of mass testing, which started on Thursday in Kashgar. The new cases were all found related to a factory in Shufu County where the parents of a silent virus carrier work, said the commission.

Kashgar is at the center of new outbreaks in Xinjiang. The city completed a first round of COVID-19 testing for all 4.75 million people on Tuesday. Before the new round of tests on Thursday, there were 45 confirmed cases and 138 asymptomatic cases in Xinjiang.