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Mainland adds 16 new virus cases, highest in weeks

2020-06-01 HKT 10:11
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  • Volunteers in protective suits are seen at a coronavirus checkpoint in Jilin. File photo: Reuters
    Volunteers in protective suits are seen at a coronavirus checkpoint in Jilin. File photo: Reuters
The mainland has reported the highest daily increase in coronavirus cases in nearly three weeks with 16 new infections discovered on May 31, as the number of so-called imported cases jumped in Sichuan province.

The National Health Commission (NHC) said in a statement on Monday that all the new cases involved travellers from overseas, 11 of which were reported in Sichuan.

The mainland reported two confirmed cases on May 29, both of which were imported.

State television reported that the Sichuan cases came on a flight from Egypt, and another six asymptomatic cases were found on the same flight. The mainland does not count asymptomatic cases as confirmed Covid-19 infections.

The NHC also reported 16 new asymptomatic cases on the mainland for May 31, compared with three a day earlier.

The official total number of confirmed cases on the mainland now stands at 83,017, while the official death toll remains at 4,634. (Reuters)