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China reports most COVID-19 cases since July 30 amid Hebei outbreak By Reuters

China reports most COVID-19 cases since July 30 amid Hebei outbreak By Reuters
China reports most COVID-19 cases since July 30 amid Hebei outbreak

Coronavirus 40 minutes ago (Jan 10, 2021 08:05PM ET) SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Mainland China saw its biggest daily increase in COVID-19 cases in more than five months, the country's national health authority said on Monday, as new infections in Hebei province surrounding Beijing continued to rise.The total number of new COVID-19 cases stood at 103, the highest since 127 cases were reported on July 30.China does not count these individuals, who are infected with the SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes the disease but not exhibiting symptoms, as confirmed COVID-19 cases.Total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in mainland China now stands at 87,536, while the death toll remained unchanged at 4,634.

10, the National Health Commission said in a statement, with Liaoning Province also reporting two new cases and Beijing reporting one new case.Though the new cases being reported in recent days remain a small fraction of what the country saw at the height of the outbreak in early 2020, authorities are moving aggressively to curb the spread of the disease in order to prevent another national wave of infections.

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