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Mar 07, 2022 07:25 PM
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More Shanghai Hospitals to Focus on Covid Patients as Outbreak Emerges

Shanghai medical workers prepare to collect samples for Covid testing on March 2. Photo: VCG
Shanghai medical workers prepare to collect samples for Covid testing on March 2. Photo: VCG

Shanghai has been preparing to turn more hospitals into designated Covid-19 facilities to treat an increasing number of patients with the virus, while keeping the rest of the metropolis’ vast medical system functioning as normal.

The city reported 48 local infections and 48 imported cases Sunday, taking the overall tally since Feb. 24 to over 730, according to health authorities. A total of 582 confirmed cases were hospitalized on Sunday, down from a record 612 the previous day.

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