2020-10-26 17:18


137 Silent Virus Carriers Detected in Xinjiangs Kashi!

Kashi:Widespread nucleic acid testing 

Xinjiang must make every effort to control regional cases and widespread nucleic acid testing in Kashi will be carried out, Chen Quanguo, the Party secretary of the region and head of Xinjiang's anti-epidemic group, said at a video conference Saturday.

Source: GLOBALTimes

Nucleic acid testing in Kashi prefecture, Northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region covering more than 4.7 million people was in full swing on Sunday, aiming to curb virus transmissions after 138 asymptomatic cases were reported in two days.

Experts reached by the Global Times warned that such a large number of asymptomatic patients could mean the virus has been spreading among communities. They called for thorough testing and epidemiological investigations to find out more potential COVID-19 patients. 

Since the local government reported one asymptomatic case on Saturday, a 17-year-old female who works in a clothing factory in Shufu county, Kashi reported 137 new asymptomatic cases on Sunday, all related to the first case. The source of infection of the first case is unknown. 

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Source: GLOBALTimes

The new outbreak came two months after Xinjiang curbed a cluster of infections in regional capital Urumqi in early August. Kashi is running citywide tests and is hoping to test the entire city population of 4.7 million by Tuesday.

The health commission said that the first patient detected has been in Shufu county the entire year, and has not knowingly been in contact with any confirmed or suspected COVID-19 cases, nor has she been in contact with fever patients or wild animals.

The city conducted nucleic acid tests on 831 employees of the clothing factory where she works, and none tested positive. However, 137 close contacts of the woman's parents did test positive, but they are also asymptomatic. 

Zeng Guang, chief epidemiologist of the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, told the Global Times that the situation looks serious if the small city has detected more than 100 asymptomatic cases in one day. "I believe some of the asymptomatic cases will turn into confirmed cases later on," Zeng said.  

"Now the speed of the local testing is very fast. However, as asymptomatic infections are still contagious, and the local patient zero has not been found, the risk of a community cluster infection is very high," Wang Ying, a Shanghai-based immunologist, told the Global Times on Sunday. 

"The urgent task now is to study the contact history of 138 people in detail, to learn how the transmission chain formed and find the source. The process can be completed as quickly as a week."

Kashi initiated Emergency Response Level 1 after the city reported 138 asymptomatic cases, and expert groups have been dispatched to conduct medical work in Shufu county, where those cases reside, said Xinjiang officials.


A Level 1 response means the local government is empowered to suspend large gatherings, classes and activities.  



COVID-19 Update Oct 26th

1. Shanghai: 

+11 imported COVID-19 cases

2. Chinese mainland:

+20 COVID-19 cases, include:

+20 imported COVID-19 cases

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