Xinjiang reports 96 new confirmed COVID-19 cases



A staff member conducts disinfection at a hospital in Urumqi, northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, July 21, 2020. (Xinhua/Song Yanhua)

URUMQI, July 30 (Xinhua) -- Northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region reported 96 new confirmed COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, the regional health commission said Thursday.

The 96 patients were all in the regional capital Urumqi, eight of whom were previously asymptomatic cases, according to the commission.

The region also saw 18 new asymptomatic cases in Urumqi on Wednesday.

By Wednesday, Xinjiang had 414 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 143 asymptomatic cases, and 12,313 people were still under medical observation. ■