On Jan 11, Xi'an – capital city of Northwest China's Shaanxi province – reported eight locally confirmed COVID-19 cases, the first time the number of newly confirmed cases in the city in a single day had dropped to single digits since Dec 18, 2021.
The COVID-19 outbreak in Xi'an, capital of Shaanxi province, has reached a turning point, with confirmed cases continuing to decrease, said renowned Chinese respiratory disease expert Zhong Nanshan.
The number of COVID-19 patients detected in Xi'an, Shaanxi province, significantly dropped on Tuesday, an indication that the strict prevention and control measures previously introduced have achieved results, a senior official said on Wednesday.
As of Dec 27, Xi'an city – capital of Northwest China's Shaanxi province – had reportedly completed four rounds of nucleic acid testing, with about 11.82 million tests conducted on its people.
Xi'an, capital of Shaanxi province, has tightened control measures to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus after the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the city continued to witness sharp growth.
A citywide lockdown and mass COVID-19 testing in Xi'an, capital of Northwest China's Shaanxi province, have enabled the city to reduce the risk of transmission, but the local outbreak is still developing, local authorities said on Sunday.
Since the diagnosis of COVID-19 confirmed cases were announced on Dec 15 in Xi'an – capital of Northwest China's Shaanxi province – 2,686 people in close contact and 6,209 people in sub-close contact involved in the transmission chain in the city have been quarantined and have undertaken multiple nucleic acid tests.
On November 26, the World Health Organization has officially designated a new strain of novel coronavirus as the Omicron variant and categorized it as a Variant of Concern.