China reports rise in Covid-19 cases and new cluster in northeastern city

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China reported 17 new COVID-19 cases in the mainland on May 10, rising from a day earlier and marking the highest daily increase since April 28, highlighting the difficulty in stamping out the disease.


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Though the new case count remains sharply lower than the peak of the outbreak in February, the data underscores continued risks posed by COVID-19. With the pandemic having spread globally, Beijing continues to exhort vigilance even as it tries to restart the economy.

Of the new cases reported on Sunday, seven were so-called imported cases in Inner Mongolia involving travellers from overseas, compared with two reported a day earlier.

Wuhan, the epicentre of the outbreak in China, reported five new locally transmitted COVID-19 cases, the highest since March 11. All were in the same residential compound in the city.

Northeastern Jilin province, which on Saturday reported a cluster of infections in one of its cities, reported three new local cases.Read More – Source

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