China reports record high of daily COVID19 infections

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China reports record high of daily COVID19 infections

SHANGHAI: China reported another record high of daily COVID 19 infections on Friday, as cities across the country enforce measures and curtails to control outbreaks.

Thursday's new local COVID 19 infections set a daily record for the second consecutive day, beating a figure set in mid-April, when the commercial hub of Shanghai was crippled by a citywide lockdown of its 25 million residents that lasted two months.

China reported 32,695 new local cases on Thursday, of which 3,041 were symptomatic and 29,654 were asymptomatic, up from 31,144 a day earlier in the day.

There are numerous and far-flung outbreaks, with the southern city of Guangzhou and southwestern Chongqing recording the bulk, although hundreds of new infections have been reported daily in cities such as Chengdu, Jinan, Lanzhou, Xian and Wuhan.

On Thursday, Shijiazhuang had quadrupled the number of cases to 3,197 from the previous day.

On Thursday, Beijing's capital, Beijing, reported 424 symptomatic and 1,436 asymptomatic cases, compared with 509 symptomatic and 1,139 asymptomatic cases the previous day, according to local government data.