Mainland China reports 27 new coronavirus cases, including 22 in Beijing

Vendors wearing protective face masks are seen at a seafood stall in a market in Beijing, China. Chinese authorities are trying to find the source of the new COVID-19 outbreak in Beijing it is suspected to be seafood stalls in Xinfadi market. EPA-EFE/STRINGER

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Mainland China reported 27 new coronavirus cases as of the end of June 19, 22 of which were reported in the capital Beijing, China’s National Health Commission said on Saturday.

This compared with 32 confirmed cases a day earlier, 25 of which were in Beijing, where local authorities are working to contain a new outbreak at a food wholesale market.

Another seven asymptomatic COVID-19 patients, those who are infected with the coronavirus but show no symptoms, were also reported as of June 19 compared with five a day earlier. China does not count these patients as confirmed cases.

Via Reuters

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