VShina has recorded the largest daily increase in Covid cases in more than five months, despite four cities on lockdown, an increase in testing and other measures aimed at preventing a new wave of infections in the world’s second-largest economy.
Most of the new patients have been reported near the capital Beijing, but a province in northeast China has also seen an increase in the number of new cases, official data showed on Wednesday, amid a resurgence that has saw more than 28 million people in home quarantine.
The National Health Commission said in a statement that a total of 115 new confirmed cases had been reported on the continent, up from 55 a day earlier. This is the biggest daily increase since July 30.
The commission said 107 of the new cases were local infections. Hebei, the province surrounding Beijing, accounted for 90 of the cases, while northeast Heilongjiang Province reported 16 new cases.