According to the news released on the website of China’s National Health Commission this Sunday, as of 24:00 on June 5, 31 Chinese provinces, autonomous regions, municipalities directly under the Central Government and Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps reported 30 new confirmed cases, including 7 local cases all in Guangdong; 23 imported cases outside China, 7 in Shanghai, 6 in Sichuan, 2 in Guangdong, 2 in Yunnan, 1 in Beijing, 1 in Tianjin, 1 in Jiangsu, 1 in Zhejiang, and 1 in Fujian. Fujian 1 case, Shaanxi 1 case.
Chen Bin, deputy director and spokesman of the Guangzhou Municipal Health Commission, also confirmed at a press conference on the same day that since the launch of a major nucleic acid survey in Guangzhou, as of 24:00 on June 5, a total of 33 positive nucleic acid samples have been found in the city, and a total of 94 infections have been reported in the city, including 80 confirmed cases and 14 asymptomatic infections.
The authorities’ official statistics have been widely questioned by public opinion due to the Chinese government’s refusal to conduct an independent international investigation into the origin of the new coronavirus and its harsh crackdown on medical professionals and citizen journalists who disclose the outbreak. According to Johns Hopkins University, as of Sunday, more than 173 million people worldwide have been infected and more than 3.7 million have died as a result of the outbreak that originated in Wuhan, China.