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China’s Hebei reports 33 new locally-transmitted COVID-19 cases

A police officer stands guard at an entrance to the expressway in Shijiazhuang, capital of north China's Hebei Province, Jan. 7, 2021. Shijiazhuang started to conduct citywide nucleic acid tests covering all residents on Wednesday. The city has set up 5,011 sites to collect swab samples for the tests. (Xinhua/Yang Shiyao)

  A police officer stands guard at an entrance to the expressway in Shijiazhuang, capital of north China's Hebei Province, Jan. 7, 2021. Shijiazhuang started to conduct citywide nucleic acid tests covering all residents on Wednesday. The city has set up 5,011 sites to collect swab samples for the tests. (Xinhua/Yang Shiyao)

SHIJIAZHUANG, Jan. 8 (Xinhua) — China’s Hebei Province reported 33 new locally-transmitted confirmed COVID-19 cases and 39 asymptomatic cases on Thursday, the provincial health commission said Friday.

Among the confirmed cases, 31 were reported in the provincial capital Shijiazhuang, and the other two in the city of Xingtai.

Four of the asymptomatic carriers were reported in Xingtai and the others were all found in Shijiazhuang.

By Thursday, there are 123 locally-transmitted confirmed cases in hospitals in Hebei with five of them in severe condition. In total, the province has recorded 462 locally-transmitted confirmed cases and 36 imported cases.

There are 181 locally-transmitted asymptomatic cases and five imported asymptomatic cases under medical observation, the commission said. 

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