Part of Lingang makeshift hospital has been upgraded into a designated hospital for COVID-19 cases, especially for treating seniors over 80 years, Huashan Hospital announced on Saturday.

A total of 2,000 beds have been set for the new designated hospital and most of them are occupied now, according to Huashan, which manages the facility.

The hospital is equipped with more professional medical facilities, such as oxygen carriers, blood test labs, emergency treatment facilities and CT scan equipment. Relevant medical staff are also at hand.

Along with the medical teams from Zhejiang and Jiangsu provinces, Huashan Hospital has been in charge of the diagnosis and treatment of COVID-19 cases at the hospital since April 5.

The makeshift hospital, with 13,600 beds, has admitted 31,000 patients since it began operation, and 21,000 of them have been discharged, said Huashan.

Meanwhile, more than 300 medical experts in eight treatment teams are now based at district-level designated hospitals and makeshift hospitals.

The city has been divided into locked-down management areas, controlled areas and precautionary areas to contain the COVID-19 spread. The former two are under closed-loop management.

Shanghai reported 1,401 confirmed local cases and 19,657 local asymptomatic carriers on Saturday.

Latest data shows that the number of daily new infections remains at a high level amid fluctuation, with cluster infections emerging at some construction sites and firms, the Shanghai Health Commission said.

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