7 New COVID Cases, 4 Risk Areas Added

By Ned Kelly, August 12, 2022

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Shanghai Health Commission reported a total of 2 locally transmitted COVID-19 cases and 5 local asymptomatic cases this morning, Friday, August 12.

Of the 2 new local cases reported, 0 tested positive during central quarantine, while 2 tested positive during regular screening.

Of the 5 new local asymptomatic cases reported, 4 tested positive during central quarantine, while 1 tested positive during regular screening.

The 2 new local cases that tested positive during regular screening were in the following area:

  • 2 in Minhang District

The 1 new asymptomatic case that tested positive during regular screening was in the following area:

  • 1 in Xuhui District

The cases come after a seven day run with a clean bill of health.

READ MORE: Zero COVID Cases for a Week, 3+4 Quarantine for Sanya Returnees

4 risk areas added...

Three areas have been declared high-risk, two in Xuhui and one in Minhang, while Minhang has also added a medium-risk area.

Shanghai cases not related to Sanya...

The seven new Shanghai cases are not related to the recent COVID-19 outbreak in Hainan Province, the Shanghai Health Commission has announced.

All returness from the island are currently required to undergo a three-day central quarantine followed by a four-day home quarantine.

They are transported from the airport to the centralized quarantine under closed-loop management, and also need to do a PCR tests on the second and fourth day of the home quarantine.

So far, five flights from Hainan have landed in the city, bringing in 845 passengers.

READ MORE: *Some* Hainan Tourists Allowed to Leave the Island

In other COVID news...

With sporadic community infections reappearing in the city, authorities are encouraging people to get their COVID-19 booster shot. If you haven't had yours yet, here's how to sign up:

READ MORE: Foreigners in Shanghai Can Now Get Their COVID-19 Booster Shot

A negative PCR test result obtained within the last 72 hours is currently a must in Shanghai should you wish to take part in 'normal life' – click the link below to find out where to get one:

READ MORE: Here's How to Find Your Closest PCR Test Site

Meanwhile, those Shanghai residents who do not do a PCR test within seven days of their last test will see their health code turn yellow:

READ MORE: Health Codes Will Now Turn Yellow If No Test Within 7 Days


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