China Reports Highest One-Day COVID Cases, Most Since End Of Wuhan’s First Wave

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Beijing: China reported its highest daily covid cases with 13,000 infections being reported in the last 24 hours. It is also the most since the peak of the first pandemic wave over two years ago, with Shanghai now the epicentre of the country’s worst outbreak.

The highly transmissible Omicron variant has spread to more than a dozen provinces, rattling China’s “zero-Covid” strategy which had until March successfully kept the daily caseload down to double or triple digits.

The country recorded 13,146 cases on Sunday, the National Health Commission said in a statement, with “no new deaths” reported.

It is China’s highest infection toll since the middle of February 2020.

China, the country where the coronavirus was first detected in 2019, is among the last remaining places following a zero-Covid approach to the pandemic.

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