China Reports 214 COVID-19 Case Spike

China reported 526 new cases of COVID-19 on Monday, the biggest one-day tally since the Wuhan outbreak at the beginning of the pandemic.

Most of the cases were reported in Guangdong, Jilin, and Shandong. while small outbreaks were reported elsewhere like in Shanghai. 

“As of 24:00 on March 6, the National Health Commission had received reports of 111,195 confirmed cases and 4,636 deaths in 31 provincial-level regions and the Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps on the Chinese mainland, and in all 102,722 patients had been cured and discharged from hospital,” said the Chinese National Health Commission. 

According to China’s latest work report, they will continue their COVID-19  measures which would focus on rolling out targeted and scientific measures to minimize the impact of the pandemic on daily life and the development of drugs to prevent and treat the virus. 

Xiang Dong, deputy head of the Research Office of the State Council blamed the spike of cases from imported infections.

“That’s why we need to make disease control work at port cities the top priority and enforce measures targeting people, objects, and environments simultaneously to fend off infections,” said Xiang. 

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