Coronavirus cases rise in Chinese capital
China’s capital Beijing on Thursday reported more 13 coronavirus cases, health officials said.
According to a statement by China’s National Health Commission, 19 new infections pushed the national total to 83,449.
220 CASES IN TWO WEEKS
An official said Beijing's latest coronavirus outbreak is expected to be reduced to zero infections by the second half of July, according to the Global Times website.
The Chinese capital has seen another wave of infections since the second week of June. More than 220 cases have been reported since June 11. It has also reported 1,805 imported cases.
Meanwhile, Hong Kong reported its seventh death due to the virus today, the South China Morning Post reported.
The deceased was a 55-year-old male who suffered a stroke in the Philippines in late May. He was brought to Hong Kong by air ambulance on June 23 and tested positive for the coronavirus.
Hong Kong has reported 1,179 infections amid a rise in imported cases.