HOHHOT, Nov. 26 (Xinhua) -- Manzhouli, a border city in north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, reported nine locally transmitted confirmed COVID-19 cases in the past day, the regional health commission said Thursday.
An asymptomatic case and a suspected case were also reported from 7 a.m. Wednesday to 7 a.m. Thursday, the commission said, adding that a total of 443 close contacts have been put under quarantine.
The new cases were discovered after Manzhouli completed city-wide nucleic acid tests among 203,326 people.
Manzhouli now has 11 locally-transmitted confirmed cases, one asymptomatic case and two suspected cases, who all are receiving treatment at designated hospitals in the city. Epidemiological surveys and source tracing work regarding the cases are underway.
The number of imported COVID-19 cases stood at 12 in Inner Mongolia, the commission said.