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COVID-19: China records 101 new cases, as half of Mumbai’s slum residents contract virus

Death toll from China’s coronavirus outbreak surges above 1,500 victims

Health authorities have confirmed no fewer than 101 new cases of the novel COVID-19 virus in Mainland China- the highest number in more than three and a half months, since the outbreak of the pandemic.

Reports say 89 of the new cases recorded are in the far western region of Xinjiang.

“Chinese mainland reported 101 new confirmed #COVID19 cases (89 in Xinjiang, 8 in Liaoning, 1 in Beijing), and 27 new asymptomatic COVID-19 patients,” China’s National Health Commission said in a statement on Tuesday.

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Meanwhile, over half the people living in the slums of Mumbai in India have had the COVID-19, according to a city-commissioned study that raises fresh doubts about India’s official case numbers.

Blood tests on 6,936 randomly selected people conducted by Mumbai’s city authorities found that 57 percent of slum-dwellers and 16 percent of non-slum residents had virus antibodies.

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