BEIJING, Dec. 19 (Xinhua) -- Beijing reported two new confirmed COVID-19 cases on Friday, local health authorities said on Saturday.
Both of the two cases had been close contacts of an imported confirmed case registered on Monday, said the Beijing municipal health commission.
The two patients, a 48-year-old woman and a 46-year-old woman, were put under isolated medical observation on Tuesday when they tested negative for coronavirus. Subsequent nucleic acid tests, however, showed positive results.
The two virus carriers were then rushed to the designated Beijing Ditan Hospital where they were diagnosed as confirmed cases.
No new locally transmitted asymptomatic or suspected COVID-19 cases were reported in Beijing on Friday, according to the health commission. Enditem