Chinese city of Guangzhou reports seven new COVID-19 cases

A medical worker removes a swab from a resident during a mass test for coronavirus disease (COVID-19) at a makeshift testing location at a stadium in Guangzhou, Guangdong Province, China on May 30, 2021. cnsphoto via REUTERS

The southern Chinese metropolis of Guangzhou reported seven new local confirmed COVID-19 patients on Sunday for Jan.

In total, China reported 30 new coronavirus cases on the mainland as of June 5, up from 24 the day before, the country’s health authority said in a statement on Sunday. Of the new cases, 23 were imported.

The remaining seven cases were, according to data from Guangdong Province, whose capital is Guangzhou, local infections in Guangzhou.

Mass tests are being carried out on residents in 11 districts in Guangzhou. People leaving the city are required to provide evidence of a negative COVID-19 test result within the past two days, Chen Bin, deputy director of Guangzhou City Health Commission, said during a press conference held on Sunday by the state-run Xinhua News Agency became his social media account.

China also reported 18 new asymptomatic infections, compared with 28 a day earlier. China does not classify symptom-free COVID-19 infections as confirmed cases.

As of June 5, China has counted a total of 91,248 confirmed COVID-19 cases since the pandemic began. The death toll was unchanged at 4,636.

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