Is COVID-19 Coming Back To China?

Beijing: The fear of a rebound is looming large in China with COVID-19 cases in a single day crossing the 100-mark for the first time in over three months.

The National Health Commission on Wednesday said that 101 new confirmed coronavirus cases including 98 locally-transmitted and three imported ones were reported in the country on Tuesday, reported The Economic Times.

Eighty-nine of the 98 locally-transmitted cases were reported in Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, eight in Liaoning province, and one in Beijing Municipality, the commission said in its daily report, added ET.

However, no deaths related to the disease or new suspected COVID-19 cases were reported Tuesday.

Although China still faces the threat of new outbreaks due to local community transmissions or from imported cases, the country’s capability to contain the COVID-19 has been honed, thanks to its experience in battling the virus for months, Zeng Guang, chief epidemiologist for the Chinese Centre for Disease Control and Prevention was quoted as saying in ET.

He said that while more outbreaks are likely, they will not get out of control.

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