China’s Delta Variant COVID Outbreak Worsens With 93 New Cases Recorded

The Chinese National Health Commission said it recorded fresh cases of local infections on Wednesday as the highly infectious delta variant continues to spread across the country.

The health commission reported COVID-19 cases surged to a near 3-month high with 93 new local symptomatic cases recorded for Wednesday, up from 54 a day earlier, the highest daily count since China’s last major outbreak in August. 

The fresh outbreak was mostly recorded in northern China. 

Chinese officials said tighter curbs would be expected across the country as the government maintains its zero-tolerance COVID policy. 

In Beijing, temperature screening continued at entrances of shopping malls, supermarkets, hotels, cinemas, and subway stations, while health personnel on the ground check individual health codes on the visitor’s mobile phone.

Meanwhile, Shanghai Disneyland and Disneytown reopened on Wednesday, two days after being closed, since a visitor on Saturday tested positive of COVID-19.

A total of 33,863 visitors inside Disneyland were allowed to leave on Sunday only after their COVID test results came negative in the two rounds of COVID-19 screening in 48 hours.

As of November 2, China has reported 97,423 confirmed cases.

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