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China Reports Its Highest Number Of Local COVID-19 Infections Since March

This file photo taken on April 29, 2020 shows an engineer taking samples of monkey kidney cells as he make tests on an experimental vaccine for the COVID-19 coronavirus inside the Cells Culture Room laboratory at the Sinovac Biotech facilities in Beijing. – China has mobilised its army and fast-tracked tests in the global race to find a coronavirus vaccine, and is involved in several of the dozen or so international clinical trials currently under way. (Photo by NICOLAS ASFOURI / AFP) / TO GO WITH Health-virus-China-vaccines,FOCUS by Ludovic EHRET

China recorded 57 local Covid-19 cases on Sunday, the highest number the country has seen since it brought the coronavirus largely under control in March, according to figures released by the National Health Commission on Monday.

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Out of the new locally transmitted cases, 41 were found in the far western region of Xinjiang, where the coronavirus resurfaced on July 15 after nearly five months of no new cases. The remaining cases were discovered in the country’s northeast, including 14 in Liaoning province and two in Jilin province.

 

The country’s health officials say Sunday’s figure is the highest number of local infections the country has reported since March 6.

 

On Sunday, China also recorded four imported cases and 44 asymptomatic infections. However, the country does not include asymptomatic cases in its overall tally of confirmed infections.

 

As of Monday, July 27, China has reported a total of 83,981 confirmed cases, including 4,634 deaths, according to the NHC.

 

The deadly disease broke out in Wuhan, China at the end of 2019 and there are currently over 16 million cases worldwide.

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