Beijing reported 38 new domestically transmitted COVID-19 infections during the 24 hours ending at 3 p.m. (0700 GMT) on Sunday, a disease control official at the Chinese capital said.

The city has had a total of 727 COVID infections since April 22, Pang Xinghuo, deputy director at Beijing Municipal Health Commission, told a news briefing.

(Reporting by Roxanne Liu and Eduardo Baptista in Beijing; Editing by Christian Schmollinger)