The zero tolerance policy to curb COVID-19 does not seem to be giving positive results in China, where The latest report from the authorities reveals the detection of 503 infected people, of which 441 occurred locally.

These local infections took place in multiple parts of the country, with special incidence in areas such as Inner Mongolia (north, 207), Xinjiang (northwest, 53) or Guangzhou (southeast, 34).

The remaining 62 symptomatic cases were found among travelers from abroad at various points of entry into the country.

Health authorities also reported the detection of 1,422 asymptomatic SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus cases, 1,307 by local contagion, although Beijing does not count them as confirmed cases unless they show symptoms.

The total of this type of infections under observation is 11,043, of which 850 come from other territories.

China, which applies a severe “zero tolerance” policy towards the new coronavirus, has suffered in recent months waves of outbreaks attributed to the omicron variant that have caused record numbers of infections not seen since the start of the pandemic in the first half of 2020.

The National Health Commission also detailed that, until last local midnight (16:00 GMT on Saturday), 184 patients were discharged after successfully overcoming covid.

The total number of active infected with symptoms in mainland China amounts to 3,618, of which 13 are serious.

According to the institution’s accounts, since the start of the pandemic, 253,141 people have been infected in the country, among whom 244,297 have managed to heal and 5,226 have died, although the total number of infected people excludes asymptomatic people.

To date, medical follow-up has been carried out on more than 6.3 million close contacts with those infected, of which almost 275,000 are still under observation.

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