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Coronavirus: Mainland China reports 99 new cases, a jump from previous day

By November 20, 2020 No Comments
Workers in protective suits are seen at the Leishenshan Hospital, a makeshift hospital for treating patients with the coronavirus disease, in Wuhan, Hubei province, on April 11, 2020.

Workers in protective suits are seen at the Leishenshan Hospital, a makeshift hospital for treating patients with the coronavirus disease, in Wuhan, Hubei province, on April 11, 2020.

SHANGHAI (REUTERS) – Mainland China reported 99 new coronavirus infections on Saturday (April 11), more than doubling from the previous day to reach a one-month high, as the number of single-day imported cases hit a record, official data released on Sunday showed.

In addition, highlighting another major source of risk, newly reported asymptomatic coronavirus cases nearly doubled to 63 on Saturday, from 34 the previous day, according to China’s National Health Commission (NHC).

Almost all the new infections – the biggest daily count since March 6 – involve travellers from overseas. Just two out of the 99 cases were locally transmitted.

Shanghai, China’s commercial hub, contributed to more than half of the imported cases. The city reported 52 new coronavirus cases on Saturday, all involving Chinese nationals travelling from overseas, the municipal health commission said on Sunday.

Of Shanghai’s new cases, 51 flew in on the same flight from Russia on Friday. The 52nd case involves a Chinese national arriving in Shanghai from a trip to Canada.

China’s north-eastern province of Heilongjiang reported 21 new imported cases on Saturday, all involving Chinese nationals travelling from Russia.

The country’s tally of infections now stands at 82,052, while the death toll stands at 3,339.

 
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