BEIJING, November 24. /TASS/. Chinese authorities have documented a new record high of daily coronavirus cases countrywide - according to the National Health Commission, over the past 24 hours, 31,656 new cases have been detected.
The previous record high of 29,411 cases was registered on April 14. According to the agency’s statement, 87% of those infected recorded over the past 24 hours are symptomless carriers.
According to published data, on November 23, one more individual died of coronavirus in China with a total of 5,232 fatalities. The spread of the coronavirus infection in China has noticeably intensified recently.
According to daily official reports, the virus in China is becoming more difficult to control despite vast experience accumulated by the government and medics and a "zero tolerance" policy with regards to COVID-19.
As of November 23, China has as many as 19,190 zones with high or elevated risk of contracting the coronavirus infection. Exactly six months ago, on May 23, there were only 56 such zones.