China’s Shijiazhuang reports 27 COVID-19 cases in half day

Shijiazhuang, capital of north China’s Hebei Province, reported 27 locally transmitted confirmed COVID-19 cases and three asymptomatic cases from 12 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Sunday.

As of noon on Sunday, the city had reported a total of 706 locally transmitted confirmed cases in the latest outbreak since Jan. 2, Meng Xianghong, vice mayor of Shijiazhuang, told a press briefing.

There were also 202 asymptomatic cases currently under medical treatment at designated hospitals, Meng noted.