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.
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.
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:
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:
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:
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