Coronavirus: China’s Wuhan conducted 113,609 tests on May 15, officials say

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The city of Wuhan, the original epicenter of the new coronavirus outbreak in China, conducted 113,609 nucleic acid tests on May 15, the local health authority said on Saturday.

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Wuhan has launched a city-wide testing campaign after confirming last weekend its first cluster of COVID-19 infections since its release from a virtual lockdown on April 8 to contain the spread of the pathogen.

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The number of tests administered on May 15 in the city of 11 million residents was more than 50 percent higher than the 72,791 tests conducted a day earlier and was also the highest since the Wuhan Municipal Health Commission started publishing the data on February 21.

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