BEIJING - A total of 434 people died from COVID infections in hospitals in China on Jan. 30, a sharp fall from the daily peak of 4,273 recorded on Jan. 4, the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention said on Wednesday.

The results of continuous monitoring showed that no new mutant strains were found, according to a CDC statement.

(Reporting by Ella Cao and Twinnie Siu; Editing by Andrew Heavens)