China continues to record an increasing number of new daily Covid-19 infections, with the country's National Health Commission reporting 144 new cases for Thursday.
Of those cases, 135 were locally transmitted:
- 90 in Hebei province
- 43 in Heilongjiang province
- 1 in Guangxi autonomous region
- 1 in Shaanxi province
China also reported 66 asymptomatic cases, of which 55 were locally transmitted. Chinese health officials record asymptomatic cases separately.