Markets bid as China blows smoke into COVID-19 numbers

China has issued its full COVID-19 body count numbers now for yesterday. Here’s the update:

At 04:00 on February 13th, 31 provinces (autonomous regions, municipalities) and the Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps reported an increase of 5,090 confirmed cases, 2174 severe cases, and 121 death cases (116 in Hubei, 2 in Heilongjiang). Cases, one each in Anhui, Henan, and Chongqing), with 2,450 new suspected cases.

1081 new cases were cured and discharged on the same day, and 26905 close contacts were lifted from medical observation.

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