City reports one new local COVID case

From: Shenzhen Daily | Updated:2022-01-10

Shenzhen reported one new locally transmitted COVID-19 case yesterday, according to a press conference held by the Information Office of the Shenzhen Municipal Government at the Civic Center in Futian District yesterday.

The female patient, 39, lives in Longgang District and works in Luohu District. She was found to be infected in a routine nucleic acid test of key groups.

The patient has been sent to the Third People’s Hospital of Shenzhen for treatment and diagnosed as a mild case.

As of yesterday, four COVID-19 cases had been reported in the city since Friday. The four cases belong to the same transmission chain.

After preliminary investigation, the newly confirmed patient recently mainly drove between her home and workplace. She also had taken taxis and had ride-hailing trips.

“All the four cases belong to the same transmission chain and are related to each other,” Lin Hancheng, an official from the Shenzhen Municipal Health Commission, said at the conference yesterday.

As of yesterday, 767 close contacts and 548 secondary close contacts of the four confirmed COVID cases had been put under health monitoring.

Since the newly found case’s workplace is located in Luohu, the district has increased nucleic acid testing frequency of personnel in the designated new control areas, restricted gatherings, and closed down nonessential business places and public activity venues, according to Zuo Jinping, vice head of the Luohu District Government.

Two community service hotlines 25612881 and 22311017 were announced for Luohu residents who are affected by the lockdown.

Meanwhile, Gu Gengjun, vice head of the Longgang District Government, said Longgang has designated two new control areas in Buji Subdistrict to curb the spread of COVID-19. In addition, the subdistrict has set up three 24-hour service hotlines 84500386, 84507086 and 84500395.

Shenzhen reported one locally transmitted COVID case Saturday. The patient, living and working in Longgang, was the close contact of Friday’s case.

From 9 p.m. Saturday, the two buildings where the three cases reported Friday and Saturday lived were designated as medium-risk areas for COVID-19.

All sports and entertainment venues in Longgang were temporarily closed beginning yesterday, according to a notice issued by Longgang’s COVID-19 prevention and control headquarters office yesterday. In addition, all child care facilities and offline education and training institutions in the district have been ordered to close.

Based on preliminary epidemiological investigation, the latest COVID-19 resurgence in Shenzhen was sparked by imported cases related to the Delta variant.