Shanghai has reported zero COVID-19 cases outside of central quarantine for the second day in a row, as well as recording less that 1,000 total cases for the first time since March 24.
Shanghai Health Commission reported a total of 69 locally transmitted COVID-19 cases this morning, Monday, May 16.
Of those, 42 were converted from asymptomatic cases, so are not counted as new, leaving a total of 27 new locally transmitted COVID-19 cases.
A further 869 local asymptomatic cases were also reported.
That makes a total of 896 new cases reported, 362 fewer than the 1,258 reported yesterday, Sunday, May 15, and the lowest number since 896 cases were reported back on March 22.
Four deaths were also reported in Shanghai, taking the death toll in the current outbreak to 575, with all reported to have had underlying diseases.
Of the 27 new local cases reported today, all 27 tested positive during central quarantine, while 0 tested positive while being screened as a part of risk groups.
Of the 896 new asymptomatic cases, 896 tested positive during central quarantine, while 0 tested positive while being screened as a part of risk groups.
That makes a total of 0 cases reported outside of central quarantine for the second day in a row.
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