NUMBER OF NEW COVID-19 INFECTIONS IN CHINA RISES
China reported 14 new COVID-19 cases on May 10, up from 11 a day earlier, the national health authority said, Reuters reported.
As usual, the National Health Commission (NHC) said in a statement that all of the new cases originated from overseas.
The first COVID-19 cases were reported in Wuhan in late November 2019 but the central government in Beijing refused to acknowledge that the outbreak’s epicenter was in Wuhan.
Later, it promoted the myth that the infections in China did not come from Wuhan but from abroad.
The latest statement is inconsistent with that narrative even as 96 percent of the bat viruses found in Yunnan was similar to the deadly COVID-19 virus found in the Huangnan seafood market that sold bats and pangolins that the Chinese consume.
The number of new asymptomatic cases, which China does not classify as confirmed cases, rose to 25 from 18 cases a day earlier.
The total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Mainland China now stands at 90,783, while the death toll remained unchanged at 4,636, a figure disputed by CNN and many World Health Organization (WHO) experts who uncovered more realistic number of fatalities from official sources.