On Saturday, China reported 31,709 new coronavirus infections, while 1,893 patients were discharged from the hospital after making a full recovery over the previous 24 hours.
Only 3,474 of the total new cases showed symptoms, according to a written statement from the National Health Commission (NHC), which added that more than 11.4 million people had been “identified as having had close contact with infected patients.”
More than 1.6 million people are still being monitored by doctors, while 12,624 asymptomatic cases were “freed from medical monitoring” on Friday, according to the report.
Local authorities in Xinjiang, an autonomous region of northwest China, told Global Times that COVID-19 cases had been eradicated at the neighbourhood level from Urumqi and that inhabitants in low-risk areas will experience the restoration of order “in stages.”
Although the city still had high-risk regions, according to the officials, there were still roughly 100 confirmed cases every day during the previous two days.
Once there have been five days without any new COVID-19 infections being found, high-risk zones return to the low-risk level.
With more than 1.4 billion people, China has so far confirmed 304,093 COVID-19 cases.
5,232 individuals have died throughout the nation, although up to 269,116 people have recovered from the infection.