China’s National Health Commission recorded 36 new coronavirus cases on Monday amid an outbreak in the northwestern province of Xinjiang.
Twenty-eight locally transmitted infections were detected in Xinjiang, mostly emanating from the provincial capital, Urumqi, the NHC said on Tuesday.
Two other cases of local transmission were found in Liaoning, a coastal province in northeastern China.
Meanwhile, six imported cases were found across the country — four in Guangdong province, one in Shanghai, and one in Sichuan.
Chinese authorities also claimed on Monday that a cluster of cases in Dalian, Liaoning, was unrelated to outbreaks in Xinjiang and Beijing, with it possibility originating from abroad.
The NHC reported that there were no deaths in China from Covid-19 on Monday