China is still at risk of COVID-19 recovery as 10 provincial regions have reported new locally transmitted coronavirus cases in the past two weeks, a leading health official warned on Monday.
The National Health Commission (NHC) said three new confirmed COVID-19 cases were reported on Sunday. All three were Chinese who came from abroad.
In addition, 13 new asymptomatic cases were reported, including two imported ones.
By Sunday, 962 asymptomatic cases, including 98 from abroad, were still under medical supervision, the NHC said.
Asymptomatic cases refer to people who have tested positive for COVID-19 but do not develop symptoms such as fever, cough or sore throat. However, they carry the risk of spreading the disease to others.
NHC spokesman Mi Feng said 10 provincial regions have reported new locally reported or asymptomatic cases in the past 14 days, indicating that the risk of resurgence and even spread of the epidemic persists, the state news agency reported Xinhua.
Although many offices, businesses, and attractions have reopened in Beijing, some public venues such as cinemas, theaters, and arcades have been closed due to epidemic prevention and control, the report added.
The death toll in the country is 4,633 as no new deaths were reported on Sunday.
As of Sunday, the overall confirmed cases on the Chinese mainland reached 82,880, 481 were still being treated.
The novel corona virus, which originated from the Chinese city of Wuhan in December last year, claimed nearly 250,000 lives worldwide and infected over 3.5 million people, according to Johns Hopkins University.