Test of 10 Million in Wuhan Finds Few Infections
Only 300 cases found; all were asymptomatic and did not appear to be infecting others
WEDNESDAY, June 3, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Few new COVID-19 infections were found in the 10 million residents of Wuhan, China, after testing, the Associated Press reports.
Only 300 cases were found, and all were asymptomatic and did not appear to be infecting others as tests of their more than 1,100 contacts showed.
"It not only makes the people of Wuhan feel at ease, but it also increases people's confidence in all of China," Feng Zijian, M.D., M.P.H., vice director of China's Center for Disease Control and Prevention, told state broadcaster CCTV, the AP notes.
It is not yet clear what risk is posed by asymptomatic patients because anecdotal evidence and studies have had conflicting findings. "The city of Wuhan is safe," Li Lanjuan, M.D., a member of a National Health Commission said at a news conference with city officials, the AP reported.