Mainland In the last 24 hours, China’s National Health Commission reported 2,666 new locally transmitted COVID-19 cases and 51 new deaths, according to the country’s National Health Commission.
According to the commission, 2,472 new local cases were recorded in Shanghai, with the remaining instances reported in 17 other provincial-level regions on the mainland, including 79 in Jilin, 26 in Heilongjiang, and 14 in Beijing.
In the previous 24 hours, the government reported 17,528 locally transmitted asymptomatic infections of the new coronavirus, with 16,983 local asymptomatic carriers found in Shanghai.
There are currently 29,178 confirmed COVID-19 cases being treated in hospitals, with 2,982 individuals recovering from the virus in the last 24 hours.
China’s COVID-19 death toll has risen to 4,776, according to Xinhua, with 51 fatalities reported in the last 24 hours, all in Shanghai.
Meanwhile, Beijing, China’s capital, is on high COVID-19 alert after 21 new community cases were reported on Sunday.
Furthermore, in recent months, China has seen increases in its major cities, notably Shanghai, where citizens have been on lockdown for four weeks due to a coronavirus outbreak.
Shanghai, the country’s financial centre, has been hit hard by the COVID-19 outbreak and is in severe need of medical attention and basic necessities like food.
Notably, China’s well-publicized ‘zero-covid’ plan, which the authorities credited with bringing the country out of the pandemic until recently, is disintegrating as fast rising cases force huge lockdowns similar to those seen in 2020.