China Covid Infections Surge, Past “The Point Of No Return”

China Covid Infections Surge, Past “The Point Of No Return”

The other day, we revealed that the covid infections in China are growing. It seems that China’s capital Beijing posted a record number of new Covid cases on Tuesday. It’s also important to note the fact that the city is under a tightening chokehold of restrictions that have sent schools online, closed many restaurants, and forced employees to work from home.

Beijing covid infections 

According to Medical Xpress, “more than 28,000 new infections were reported nationwide—nearing the record high since the pandemic began—with Guangdong province and the city of Chongqing logging over 16,000 and 6,300 cases, respectively, health authorities said.”

The same notes reveal the fact that there are new cases in Beijing that have also jumped in recent days, “more than doubling from 621 on Sunday to Tuesday’s 1,438—a pandemic record for the city.” Check out our previous article in order to learn more details. 

Chiina covid cases reach the point of no return

As CNBC notes, it seems that the surging Covid infections across mainland China make it harder for the government to achieve zero-Covid without reverting to a harsh lockdown. This is what Macquarie’s Chief China Economist Larry Hu said.

The same website notes that during the past few days, the daily case count has climbed to around or more than 28,000 — near levels seen in April during a stringent lockdown in Shanghai, according to CNBC calculations of Wind Information data. The figures showed the last time mainland China saw only a handful of daily infections was in June, shortly after Shanghai eased its restrictions.


“The latest Covid wave has hit the southern city of Guangzhou, the capital city of Beijing, and many central parts of China — prompting local officials to tighten restrictions on business and social activity this month,” CNBC notes. 

Make sure to check out the original article in order to learn all the available details. 

Rada Mateescu

Passionate about subjects from the science and health-related areas, Rada has been blogging for about ten years and at Health Thoroughfare, she's covering the latest news on these niches.

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