China reports fewest daily COVID-19 cases in over a month

China reports fewest daily COVID-19 cases in over a month
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  • calendar-gray 05 February 2021

China reported the fewest new COVID-19 cases in over a month, official data showed on Friday, suggesting that the latest wave of the disease is subsiding ahead of the key Lunar New Year holiday period set to begin next week, APA reports citing Reuters.

The National Health Commission said in a statement that a total of 20 new mainland COVID-19 cases were reported on Feb. 4, down from 30 cases a day earlier and marking the fewest cases since 19 patients were reported on Dec. 31.

Chinese authorities rolled out aggressive measures including lockdowns, travel curbs and mass testing in response to a surge in new cases last month, which initially hit Hebei province surrounding Beijing the hardest but later took root in Heilongjiang and neighbouring Jilin province.

The total number of confirmed mainland COVID-19 cases now stands at 89,669, while the death toll is unchanged at 4,636.

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