China reports highest number of Covid cases since January

Posted by on July 20, 2021 12:54 am
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Confirmed cases doubled compared to a day earlier, with most imported from neighbouring Myanmar

China has reported the highest daily tally of new confirmed Covid-19 cases since January, driven by a surge in imported infections in southwestern Yunnan province, which shares a border with Myanmar.

Mainland China recorded 65 new confirmed cases for 19 July, compared with 31 a day earlier, the National Health Commission said in a statement on Tuesday. That was the most since 30 January, when 92 new cases were reported.

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