China reports highest daily count of 124 new COVID-19 cases

6/8/2021 7:12:00 AM

China reports highest daily count of 124 new COVID-19 cases

China reports highest daily count of 124 new COVID-19 cases

BEIJING: China reported its highest daily count of 124 new COVID-19 cases on Friday (Aug 6), fuelled by a surge in locally transmitted infections. This is up from 85 a day earlier, according to the National Health Commission. Of the new confirmed infections, 80 were local

This is up from 85 a day earlier, according to the National Health Commission.Of the new confirmed infections, 80 were locally transmitted, the health authority said, up from 62 local cases a day earlier.The local cases were driven by a surge in infections in eastern Jiangsu province, which reported 61 new cases on Thursday, up from 40 a day earlier. The new infections were mainly in the city of Yangzhou.

Related:China reported 58 new asymptomatic coronavirus cases, which it does not classify as confirmed infections, compared with 54 a day earlier.No new deaths were reported.

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BEIJING: China reported its highest daily count of 124 new COVID-19 cases on Friday (Aug 6), fuelled by a surge in locally transmitted infections.Advertisement Asia Residents wait at the observation area during a COVID-19 vaccination session for those aged between 12 and 14, in Heihe, Heilongjiang province, China on Aug 3, 2021.China's immigration authority on Wednesday announced that it would stop issuing ordinary passports and other documents needed for exiting the country in"non-essential and non-emergency" cases.The movement of people is coming under more restriction inside China - with localised transport closures and stay-at-home orders in places in some cities - and beyond China's borders.

This is up from 85 a day earlier, according to the National Health Commission. Of the new confirmed infections, 80 were locally transmitted, the health authority said, up from 62 local cases a day earlier. The travel restrictions and closures led Nomura to downgrade China's July to September economic growth forecast, as well as its full-year prediction, saying the zero-tolerance approach to the virus was becoming increasingly costly. The local cases were driven by a surge in infections in eastern Jiangsu province, which reported 61 new cases on Thursday, up from 40 a day earlier. Foreign crews on hundreds of ships have been stopped from disembarking and changing shifts at Chinese ports. The new infections were mainly in the city of Yangzhou. China reported 71 new domestically transmitted COVID-19 cases for Aug 3, official data showed, the highest daily tally since Jan 30. Related: China reported 58 new asymptomatic coronavirus cases, which it does not classify as confirmed infections, compared with 54 a day earlier. China's immigration authority on Wednesday announced it would stop issuing ordinary passports and other documents needed for exiting the country in "non-essential and non-emergency" cases.

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