Asia - Pacific, Latest on coronavirus outbreak

China conducts over 6.5 million COVID-19 tests in Wuhan

Authorities conduct coronavirus tests on over half city's population

Emre Aytekin   | 26.05.2020
China conducts over 6.5 million COVID-19 tests in Wuhan


Chinese authorities in Wuhan, where the novel coronavirus first emerged, have tested more than half of the city’s population for COVID-19 in the last 10 days, local media reported Monday. 

Citing health authorities, the state-run Xinhua news agency reported that over 6.5 million tests were conducted to screen for coronavirus infections in the city, with a population of around 11 million.

The tests were conducted between May 14 and 23.

The novel coronavirus has spread to at least 188 countries and regions. The US, Russia, Brazil and several European countries are currently the hardest hit.

The pandemic has killed nearly 345,000 people worldwide, with more than 5.46 million confirmed cases and recoveries exceeding 2.19 million, according to figures compiled by Johns Hopkins University of the US.

Anadolu Agency website contains only a portion of the news stories offered to subscribers in the AA News Broadcasting System (HAS), and in summarized form. Please contact us for subscription options.
Related topics
Bu haberi paylaşın