China reports highest new coronavirus case numbers since early March

The coronavirus was first detected in Wuhan, China, in late 2019

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Chinese police officers wearing masks in January 2020
Chinese police officers wearing masks in January 2020
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Updated: July 27, 2020 - 7:42am

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China on Monday reported 61 new cases of the novel coronavirus, the highest number out of the mainland since early March. 

The Chinese health commission reports 57 of the new cases were domestic transmissions, and most were in the western region of Xinjiang, according to a Reuters report.

On March 6, when the pandemic was already in full swing in China, Beijing reported 75 coronavirus cases. 

Since the beginning of the pandemic, mainland China has reported just 83,891 coronavirus cases, and a death toll of 4,634, numbers that have consistently been questioned by the American and global communities. 

Worldwide, nearly 16 million people have been infected with the virus, including roughly 4 million in the U.S., and more than 640,000 deaths have occurred. 

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