Over 8.82 million people have been sampled for nucleic acid testing, as of 6 p.m. on October 14, in Qingdao, Shandong Province in east China, after it began a city-wide COVID-19 testing campaign on October 12.
Over 5.41 million of the collected samples have been tested so far and, with the exception of those cases already reported, no new positive samples have been detected, the information office of the municipal government told a press conference on October 14.
Meanwhile, as of 6 p.m. on October 14, about 3.41 million of the samples collected in the city's five urban districts have been tested. The testing of everyone in the five districts, amounting to 4.15 million people, is expected to be completed by the end of October 14.
Qingdao has a population of more than 11 million. The city has vowed to complete city-wide nucleic acid testing within five days starting from October 12.
The virus re-emerged in Qingdao over the weekend, with 12 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported since then, the municipal health commission said.