Kathmandu : China has reported 17 new coronavirus cases, including 12 asymptomatic infections, while officials in Wuhan, where the outbreak originated, continued vigorous testing of its over 11 million residents after new clusters of Covid-19 emerged in parts of the city.
Although the infection has been halted for some time in Wuhan, which is considered to be the birthplace of the coronavirus, the number of people infected with the virus is increasing day by day.
China’s National Health Commission (NHC) on Sunday said five of the new coronavirus cases, including three domestically transmitted, were recorded in Jilin Province on Saturday. The city of Jilin has been locked down since this week as the number of people infected with the coronavirus continues to rise.
As of Saturday, the number of coronavirus cases stood at 82,947 in China. Of the total cases, 86 patients were being treated, while 78,227 people had been discharged from hospital after recovery. The deadly virus has claimed 4,634 lives in the country.