Among those fired were a deputy mayor, heads of city districts and health commissions, and staff from the administration departments of hospitals, airports and tourism.
China’s National Health Commission announced on Monday that 94 new cases of national transmission had been recorded in the past 24 hours.
The latest outbreak is related to the airport in the eastern city of Nanjing. The highly contagious delta variant spread among airport workers and has since spread from tropical Hainan province in the south to Inner Mongolia in the far north.
The outbreak has led to renewed travel restrictions, community closures and the isolation of the entire city of Zhangjiajie, with a population of 1.5 million.