Beijing, Dec 23: Amid the rising number of coronavirus cases, China may have reported 37 million coronavirus cases in a day this week, making it the largest single-day spike ever, as per a report by Bloomberg which quoted an estimate from the government’s top health authority.
The report estimates that 248 million people in China were likely infected in the first 20 days of December this year. The Bloomberg report quotes minutes from an internal meeting of China’s National Health Commission held on Wednesday.
— Bloomberg (@business) December 23, 2022
37 million daily cases were registered on December 20, as per the report. The figures are a huge deviation from China’s official tally, which claimed that just 3,049 infections were recorded that day.
China is facing a surge in infections weeks after it changed its zero-Covid policy. Several videos have been shared on social media platforms showing overburdened hospitals as the health system is under tremendous pressure with the rise of Covid.