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Beijing adds nine more cases and reports that 10 percent of the city has been tested for COVID-19

June 22, 2020

Beijing added nine more cases of locally transmitted coronavirus on Monday after the recent wholesale market outbreak in the southwestern Fengtai District, which has caused a total of 236 cases since June 11, while the city’s health authorities have said it has been last week was able to test the COVID-19 in 10 percent of the city.

Beijing health officials have said the number of daily samples has doubled from 100,000 half a month ago to 230,000 currently performed at 124 nucleic acid testing institutes across the Chinese capital.

“If we screen five mixed samples at the same time, we can evaluate a million people a day,” Beijing Health Department spokesman Gao Xiaojun said in a statement to the South China Morning Post.

Beijing adds nine more cases and reports that 10 percent of the city has been tested for COVID-19Beijing adds nine more cases and reports that 10 percent of the city has been tested for COVID-19

The city government has reported that between June 13 and Friday, June 19, nearly 2.3 million people, approximately 10 percent of the city’s population, were tested for COVID-19.