For the fifth day in the country, a growing daily infection rate has been recorded. Over the past day, the number of new cases was 39,506.
Most cases of infection were recorded in Guangzhou and Chongqing.
China has a so-called anti-COVID-19 zero policy, which imposes severe restrictions.
Citizens are protesting against covid restrictions, anti-restriction demonstrations are taking place in several major Chinese cities. Protesters demand the resignation of Chinese leader Xi Jinping.