China reports 776 new COVID cases for July 18 from 598 the day before

People wearing face masks walk in a main shopping area, following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Shanghai, China January 27, 2021. REUTERS/Aly Song/File Photo

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SHANGHAI, July 19 (Reuters) – Mainland China reported 776 new cases of the coronavirus as of July 18, including 237 symptomatic and 539 asymptomatic, the National Health Commission said on Tuesday.

That compared to 598 new cases a day earlier – 167 symptomatic infections and 431 asymptomatic infections, which China counts separately.

There were no new deaths, leaving the country’s death toll at 5,226.

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As of Monday, mainland China had confirmed 227,830 cases with symptoms.

Beijing, the Chinese capital, reported no new local symptomatic cases, like the day before, and one asymptomatic case which was the first case in the city since July 10, against none the day before, the local government said.

Shanghai reported four new local symptomatic cases, down from three the previous day, and 19 local asymptomatic cases from 14 the previous day, according to local government data.

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Shanghai News Room report; Written by Liz Lee; Editing by Kim Coghill

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