China’s Wuhan says conducted 1,470,950 Covid-19 tests yesterday

Wuhan kicked off a campaign to look for asymptomatic carriers— Reuters pic
Wuhan kicked off a campaign to look for asymptomatic carriers— Reuters pic

BEIJING, May 23 —The city of Wuhan, the original epicentre of the coronavirus outbreak in China, conducted 1,470,950 nucleic acid tests for the virus yesterday, the local health authority said today, compared with 1,000,729 tests the previous day.

Wuhan kicked off a campaign on May 14 to look for asymptomatic carriers - infected people who show no outward sign of illness - after confirming on May 9-10 its first cluster of Covid-19 infections since its lockdown was lifted on April 8. — Reuters

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