On Sunday, Chinese health officials reported 14 new cases of COVID-19 in the country, including one from Wuhan in more than a month, where the outbreak originated last December. This took to the total number of infections in the country to 82,90.
As per China’s National Health Commission (NHC), 12 coronavirus cases were domestically transmitted, with 11 reported from Jilin Province and one in Hubei Province, the first COVID-19 epicentre which had remained virus-free from the last 35 days.
The 11 new COVID-19 cases include family members of a woman who tested positive for the virus on May 7 or people who came into contact with her or family members.
Even as the mainland declared all areas of the country as low-risk last week, the new cases according to data published on Sunday show a jump from the single case reported for the day before.
On Sunday, Jilin officials raised the Shulan city risk level to high from medium.
20 new asymptomatic cases were also reported on Saturday. According to the NHC, as of Saturday, 794 asymptomatic cases, including 48 from overseas, were still under medical observation.
The health commission said that the new case in Wuhan, the first reported in the epicentre of China’s outbreak since April 3, was previously asymptomatic.
As of May 9, the total number of COVID-19 cases in the country has reached 82,901, while the death toll stands at 4,633, according to the commission.
Globally, so far, more than 4 million people have been infected with the deadly virus and over 2,79,311 people have died.