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Beijing records no new COVID-19 cases for 1st time since appearance of new cluster

(An examinee waves goodbye to her family while entering an exam site in Beijing, capital of China, July 7, 2020. The 2020 national college entrance exam began on Tuesday. Photo: Xinhua-Chen Yehua)

BEIJING, (ANI):- Beijing registered no new COVID-19 cases over the past 24 hours for the first time since a new cluster linked to the city’s major wholesale food market was discovered on June 11, Beijing’s Health Commission said on Tuesday.

The health authorities have identified only one asymptomatic carrier over the past 24 hours, the commission added. Overall, China confirmed 335 coronavirus cases in Beijing after the new cluster emerged. Fifteen people have already recovered, while 320 patients are being treated in hospitals. At the same time, 31 asymptomatic carriers remain under medical supervision.

The new cluster prompted Beijing authorities to shut down the Xinfadi wholesale market and re-impose COVID-19 restrictions in mid-June after several dozen people linked to the market tested positive for the coronavirus.

In total, China registered eight coronavirus cases in six provinces on Tuesday, taking the overall tally to 83,565. The country also reported 78,528 recoveries and 4,634 deaths.

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