China records highest surge in coronavirus cases since April
Beijing : China has recorded 61 new coronavirus cases, the highest single-day spike since April, in three different regions. The new cases hint towards a new wave of cases in the country.
The bulk of 57 new domestic cases were found in the far northwestern Xinjiang region, according to the National Health Commission, where a sudden outbreak in the regional capital of Urumqi occurred in mid-July.
Fourteen domestic cases were also recorded in the northeastern province of Liaoning where a fresh cluster broke out in the city of Dalian last week.
Two more local cases were found in the neighbouring province of Jilin near the North Korean border -- the first since late May.
It happens to be the highest single-day toll for China since April 14 when 89 new coronavirus cases were reported.
Chinese authorities have rolled out mass testing for hundreds of thousands of people in the port city of Dalian.
According to local media, over 2.3 million people in the city of 3.5 million have been tested so far.