China coronavirus cases rocket by 108 – the highest number in FIVE WEEKS – amid fears of second wave – The Sun

CORONAVIRUS cases in China have rocketed by 108 – the highest number in five weeks as experts fear a second wave of the killer virus.

The increases were reported on Sunday, up from 99 a day earlier with 98 of the cases said to be imported.

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More than 90 per cent of those infected have entered the country from abroad after China recently lifted travel restrictions last week.

The National Health Commission said in a statement on Monday that the mainland reported 98 new imported cases, a record high and up from 97 a day earlier, with another 61 new asymptomatic patients.

The total number of confirmed cases in mainland China now stands at 82,160, while the death toll rose by two to 3,341.

The deaths were recorded in the former epicentre city of Wuhan.

Since the outbreak began in Wuhan in late December last year, China has largely stopped the spread of the disease.

On the worst day of China's outbreak, on February 12, there were over 15,000 new cases recorded.

This month China has been slowly easing curbs on movement as it tries to get its economy back on track.

But now there are fears that a rise in imported cases could spark a second wave of COVID-19.

Social distancing, temperature checks and other measures remain in effect although businesses are beginning to repoen and people resume work and other activities.





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