COVID-19 in China, May

China // 27 May, 2020

The original epicentre of the pandemic, continues to show a decreasing number of cases and deaths. The outbreak in China has passed its peak, with the majority of new cases being imported into China.

At least 82,992 cases have been confirmed by the National Health Commission (in Chinese), including 4,634 deaths. More than 78,277 cases are "recovered and discharged."

27 May:  Since 23 May up until the latest update on 26 May, there have been 21 new cases confirmed. The 7 of the new cases confirmed on the 25 May were all imported cases. There were no new deaths reported.

23 May: For the first time since the outbreak began, China has reported no new confirmed cases in the last 24 hours. There were no deaths, and three further recovered patients and 252 contacts were released.

22 May: 4 new confirmed cases (2 imported cases in Sichuan province and 2 cases in Jilin province) were reported for 21 May. Mass testing of residents in Wuhan continues with over 1 million COVID-19 tests carried out on 21 May.

11 May: Wuhan has reported its first cluster of cases since the lifting of lockdown on 8 April, the five cases are from the same residential compound. In total, there are 17 new confirmed cases, the others are seven imported cases in Mongolia autonomous region, three in Jilin province and once in Liaoning province and one in Heilongjiang province.

10 May: At least 14 new cases are confirmed. Most are associated with a cluster in Shulan city, Jilin province. The authorities have raised the alert level from medium to high in Jilin. A new COVID-19 case has also been detected in Wuhan, where the virus was first identified last year. Wuhan has not reported a COVID-19 case since April 3. The authorities are monitoring these areas closely.

5 May: China has begun easing restrictions related to COVID-19. According to Xinhua, the majority of the country's scenic attractions have been reopened to the public. Tourism saw a significant increase over the May Day holiday with over one million domestic trips.

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