Local COVID-19 cases more than double in south-east China

The virus has since spread to the scenic coastal city of Xiamen, which reported 32 new local cases for Sep 13 compared with just one infection a day earlier.Like Putian, Xiamen has locked down some areas of higher virus risk, cut offline classes at kindergartens, primary schools and high schools, closed public venues such as cinemas, gyms and bars, and told residents not to leave the city for non-essential reasons. The two cities, however, are yet to announce tough city-wide lockdowns as seen in early 2020 in China. Three new local cases were also reported in nearby Quanzhou city, versus six infections a day earlier. Overall, mainland China reported 92 new confirmed coronavirus cases for Sep 13, including imported infections, compared with 49 a day earlier. China reported 20 new asymptomatic coronavirus cases, which it does not classify as confirmed infections, compared with 28 a day earlier. No new deaths were reported. As of Sep 13, mainland China had recorded 95,340 confirmed cases, with the cumulative death toll unchanged at 4,636.

Local COVID-19 cases more than double in south-east China

The virus has since spread to the scenic coastal city of Xiamen, which reported 32 new local cases for Sep 13 compared with just one infection a day earlier.

Like Putian, Xiamen has locked down some areas of higher virus risk, cut offline classes at kindergartens, primary schools and high schools, closed public venues such as cinemas, gyms and bars, and told residents not to leave the city for non-essential reasons.

The two cities, however, are yet to announce tough city-wide lockdowns as seen in early 2020 in China.

Three new local cases were also reported in nearby Quanzhou city, versus six infections a day earlier.

Overall, mainland China reported 92 new confirmed coronavirus cases for Sep 13, including imported infections, compared with 49 a day earlier.

China reported 20 new asymptomatic coronavirus cases, which it does not classify as confirmed infections, compared with 28 a day earlier.

No new deaths were reported.

As of Sep 13, mainland China had recorded 95,340 confirmed cases, with the cumulative death toll unchanged at 4,636.