SHANGHAI, May 17 (Xinhua) -- China's Shanghai has cut off the community transmission of COVID-19 in all its 16 districts, a municipal official said Tuesday.
The megacity reported 77 confirmed locally transmitted COVID-19 cases and 746 local asymptomatic cases on Monday, Zhao Dandan, deputy director of the Shanghai municipal health commission, told a press conference.
All the new cases were from areas under quarantine or closed-off management, he said.
According to the official, the city registered one COVID-19-related death on Monday. The deceased was a 92-year-old woman with underlying diseases.
A total of 315 COVID-19 patients were discharged from hospital after recovery on Monday and 2,872 asymptomatic cases were released from quarantine, Zhao said.