China reports 30 new coronavirus cases, 3 deaths

Yolanda Curtis
April 6, 2020

Mainland China reported 39 new coronavirus cases as of Sunday, up from 30 a day earlier, and the number of asymptomatic cases also surged, as Beijing continued to struggle to extinguish the outbreak despite drastic containment efforts.

Of the total imported cases, 258 had been discharged from the hospital after recovery and 693 were being treated in hospital with 22 in severe condition, the commission said in its daily report.

China's total number of confirmed coronavirus cases stands at 81,669, with the death toll at 3,329. The status of 45 compounds have been revoked since the increase in asymptomatic cases, the report said.

First being recorded late past year in China, the COVID-19 coronavirus has spread around the world sending billions of people into lockdown.

"Epidemic-free" status allows people living in Wuhan compounds to leave their homes for two hours at a time.

The country has closed off its borders to nearly all foreigners as the virus spread globally.

It began testing all global arrivals for the coronavirus from April 1, a customs department official said.

China said 25 of its new cases had come from people who had arrived from overseas. All were Chinese citizens who had flown from Moscow to Vladivostok and travelled to China by road.

However, most of the imported cases involve Chinese nationals returning from overseas.

China said the manufacturer "stated clearly that (the masks) are non-surgical".

"But this is not the time for finger-pointing".

The one new domestic case was reported from the Guangdong Province, which is a major industrial belt.

The Guangdong wellness compensation elevated the danger degree for an overall of 4 areas in the cities of Guangzhou, Shenzhen and also Jieyang from reduced to tool late on Sunday. Beijing has been criticized for allegedly withholding information about the severity of the illness in the virus' early days.

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