China's new cases jump to six-week high

World Monday 13/April/2020 17:20 PM
By: Times News Service
China's new cases jump to six-week high

Beijing: China on Monday reported the highest daily number of new coronavirus cases since March 6, with 108 new infections registered.

Ten of the cases were locally transmitted, a new rise after several days at the end of March in which no such infections were registered. The others were among travelers returning from abroad, according to the National Health Commission.

State media have reported that people crossing from Russia are spreading the virus in the border city of Suifenhe in northeastern Heilongjiang province. Some 300 cases had been confirmed in the city by Saturday. The country is trying to prevent a second wave of COVID-19 infections after the first outbreak killed more than 3,000 people and sickened over 80,000.