China has reported 33 new COVID19 cases, inckuding 31 asymptomatic cases, majority of of them are in Wuhan, the epicentre of Coronavirus where the city's 11million people are being tested in order to prevent a second wave of the pandemic, NHC said on Thursday.
According to China's National Health Commission, two confirmed COVID19 cases, including one imported case, was reported on Thursday in Guangdong province and a locally transmitted one case in Shanghai on Wednesday.
But there was a spike in COVID19 asymptomatic cases. The National Health Commission said 31 asymptomatic COVID19 cases were reported of which 28 of the cases were in wuhan.
Wednesday's addition takes the number of asymptomatic COVID19 cases in China to 375, according to the NHC source.
In the chinese city of Wuhan itself 281 people with asymptomatic COVID19 cases along with 861 of those who came in contact with the COVID19 positive patient were kept in quarantine, NHC said.
Asymptomatic COVID19 cases pose a problem as the patients are tested positive but develop no symptoms such as cough or sore throat, fever. However the contain the risk of spreading the Coronavirus to others.
In view of the recurring COVID19 asymptomatic cases, the chinese city of wuhan which had 50,340 positive cases and 3,869 deaths from January to March in 2020 is conducting a major step to test all of its over 11.2 million citizen to determine the extent of the problem in order to prevent a rebound.
Almost 4,634 people had died of the Coronavirus infection in China so far.
As of wednesday, the net cnfirmed COVID19 caseson the mainland have reached 82,967, including 84 positive patients who were still being treated, NHC said.