China Covid cases have reached an all-time high since the start of the pandemic. 

On Wednesday, China Covid reported 31,454 domestic cases, 27,517 of which had no symptoms, According to the National Health Bureau.

Even small outbreaks, however, can force the closure of entire cities and the stringent confinement of contacts of infected people under Beijing's draconian zero-Covid policy.

This has led to intermittent demonstrations and decreased productivity in the second-largest economy in the world.

The infections reported on Wednesday are more than the 29,390 cases that were noted in mid-April in Shanghai.

A megacity where inhabitants were having difficulty accessing food and medical treatment due to a lockdown.