Over 1 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines administered in Taicang
A tourist has his body temperature taken at a railway station in Taicang. [Photo/WeChat account: tcsrmtzx]
More than 1 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines had been administered in Taicang, Jiangsu province as of July 31, according to local authorities on Aug 1.
On July 31, a daily record of more than 20,500 people were vaccinated. The number of people who have received at least one dose reached 586,000, accounting for 70.51 percent of the city's population.
Jiangsu recently started to inoculate those aged 12 to 17, and will roll out vaccinations for the 3 to 11 age group in the future.
The province reported 45 new locally transmitted COVID-19 cases on Aug 2, according to the Jiangsu Health Commission on Aug 3.
The provincial capital of Nanjing registered five locally transmitted cases while Yangzhou reported 40. A total of 327 locally transmitted cases are being treated in hospitals, the health commission said.
Thirty-five Taicang medical workers rally before leaving for Yangzhou on Aug 1. [Photo/WeChat account: tcsrmtzx]
On Aug 1, the city dispatched a 35-strong medical team to support Yangzhou. The city has sent 100 medical workers since the first new case was found in Nanjing.