Oct 16, 2020
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Qingdao, China, source of coronavirus outbreak in CT scan room

The source of the COVID-19 outbreak in the Chinese city of Qingdao, located in Shandong province, was a computed tomography (CT) room at a pulmonary hospital, TASS reports.

According to the party secretary of the regional center for disease control and prevention of Ma Lixin province, the spread of coronavirus began after several infected patients visited the computed tomography room, where ordinary patients of the medical facility subsequently came for examination.

So, due to disinfection that did not meet standards, the room became a source of further spread of infection inside the medical facility, explained Ma Lixin.

This week in Qingdao, more than 10 new cases of COVID-19 infection, in particular, asymptomatic, were identified. In this regard, local authorities decided to test the entire population of the city of 9.5 million for the new virus.

According to the latest data, 90,905 people fell ill with coronavirus in China, and 4,739 citizens have died since the beginning of the pandemic.

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