China records 12 new COVID-19 cases
BEIJING (CHINA) – China reported 12 new confirmed COVID-19 cases as of June 28 end, down from 17 reported a day earlier as the country’s capital tries to prevent a new wave of infections that emerged from a wholesale market in mid-June.
According to a statement of the National Health Commission (NHC), five of the new COVID-19 cases were so-called imported infections involving travellers from overseas, compared with three such cases reported a day earlier. The seven local infections were all in Beijing.
As of Sunday noon, Beijing had tested about a third of its population as part of the administration’s efforts to ensure the outbreak did not spiral out of control.
As many as 311 people in the city, which has a population of more than 20 million, have tested positive since the first case linked to the market was reported on June 11.
Areas around Beijing remain on high alert. The county of Anxin, less than 100 miles from the Chinese capital, announced on Saturday that it would seal off residential compounds and villages until further notice.
The total number of COVID-19 cases for mainland China now stands at 83,512, while the total death toll remained unchanged at 4,634.
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