The Beijing Olympic Committee has reported 21 new Covid-19 cases among game-related staff as of Thursday, it said in a statement Friday ahead of the opening ceremony.
Since the “closed-loop” system officially began on January 23, a total of 308 Olympic-related Covid-19 cases have now been identified, 111 of which involve athletes or team leaders.
Of the 21 new cases, 14 were discovered among new airport arrivals and seven from those already inside the “closed loop” that separates Olympic athletes, stakeholders and staff from the public.
Nine of the 21 cases involved athletes or team leaders, two of whom were already inside the “closed loop”.
A total of 670,186 Covid-19 tests have been administered inside the “closed circuit” system since January 23, and 11,963 people have arrived in Beijing, the statement added.
In the meantimeBeijing reported only one case of Covid-19 on Thursday, which was found at a doctor, authorities announced Thursday night.
That brings the total number of cases reported in Beijing since Jan. 15 to 116, according to a CNN statement.
The person, who was not identified by authorities, had recently worked at Beijing Ditan Hospital’s emergency quarantine section. The person is currently in isolation and the hospital has suspended outpatient services since Thursday morning, authorities said.
Hundreds of Covid-19 tests for people working in the hospital and environmental tests have been negative, according to the statement.
CNN’s Beijing Bureau contributed to this post