See What HealthDay Can Do For You
Contact Us

Test of 10 Million in Wuhan Finds Few Infections

Only 300 cases found; all were asymptomatic and did not appear to be infecting others

Coronavirus

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.

AP News Article

Physician's Briefing

HealthDay

HealthDay is the world’s largest syndicator of health news and content, and providers of custom health/medical content.

Consumer Health News

A health news feed, reviewing the latest and most topical health stories.

Professional News

A news feed for Health Care Professionals (HCPs), reviewing latest medical research and approvals.