| 27 February 2024, Tuesday |

China reports 16 new COVID-19 cases on June 8

China reported 16 new COVID-19 infections on the mainland for June 8, down from 33 cases a day earlier, the health authority said in a statement on Wednesday.

The National Health Commission said: Of the new cases, eight were local transmissions from the southern province of Guangdong.

The country also reported 9 new asymptomatic cases, compared with 16 a day earlier. It is worth noting that China does not classify symptomless infections as confirmed cases.

By Tuesday, the country had 91,316 confirmed infections in total. Its death toll remained unchanged at 4,636.

Data from the National Health Authority also revealed on Wednesday that China administered nearly 14.8 million jabs of vaccines on June 8, bringing the total number administered to 808.96 million.

  • Reuters