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Beijing reports 49 new local COVID-19 infections

18 May 2022, 20:44 GMT+10

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BEIJING, May 18 (Xinhua) -- Beijing reported 49 new locally transmitted COVID-19 infections between 3 p.m. Tuesday and 3 p.m. Wednesday, Liu Xiaofeng, deputy head of the Beijing municipal disease prevention and control center, told a press briefing on Wednesday.

Forty-five cases were detected among people under closed-off management and four were found through mass screening in communities, Liu said.

The national capital has classified 15 areas as high-risk for COVID-19 and 32 as medium-risk.

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