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Beijing reports 1 new local COVID-19 case

People's Daily Online

(Xinhua) 15:17, February 04, 2022

BEIJING, Feb. 3 (Xinhua) -- A doctor from a local hospital in Beijing has been identified as a mild COVID-19 case after testing positive for the virus during a routine nucleic acid testing on Thursday morning, according to the municipal health commission.

The doctor works at the emergency quarantine area of Beijing Ditan Hospital, a designated COVID-19 facility in Chaoyang District. He entered the quarantine area on Jan. 23, and had tested negative up to Wednesday.

However, he was found to be positive during a routine nucleic acid testing around 3 a.m. Thursday, and was confirmed as a COVID-19 case around 10 a.m.

Other workers in the quarantine area of the hospital also underwent nucleic acid testing, and the results were all negative. Relevant epidemiological investigations are still underway.

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