Postpandemic Testing of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 in the Huanan Seafood Market Area in Wuhan, China

Clin Infect Dis. 2021 Jun 15;72(12):2203-2205. doi: 10.1093/cid/ciaa1043.


Seventy-six days after the coronavirus disease 2019 epidemic was contained in Wuhan, the Chinese government carried out a citywide severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 nucleic acid testing initiative for all residents from 14 May to 1 June 2020. Our hospital tested 107 662 residents around Huanan seafood market, uncovering a positivity rate of 0.006%.

Keywords: COVID-19; Huanan seafood market; asymptomatic; infectious.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • COVID-19*
  • China / epidemiology
  • Humans
  • SARS-CoV-2*
  • Seafood