China reports 800 new COVID cases for July 24 from 982 the day before

Medical workers in protective suits collect swabs from residents of a nucleic acid testing site following the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Shenzhen, Guangdong province, China on July 23 2022. REUTERS/David Kirton

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SHANGHAI, July 25 (Reuters) – Mainland China reported 800 new cases of the coronavirus as of July 24, including 150 symptomatic and 650 asymptomatic, the National Health Commission said on Monday.

That compared to 982 new cases a day earlier – 129 symptomatic and 853 asymptomatic infections, which China counts separately.

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

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As of Sunday, mainland China had confirmed 228,798 cases with symptoms.

The Chinese capital, Beijing, reported one new local symptomatic case found in a quarantine area, compared to no local cases the day before, the local government said.

Shanghai reported three new local symptomatic cases, the same as the previous day, and 15 local asymptomatic cases compared with 21 the previous day, according to local government data.

No cases in Shanghai were reported outside quarantine areas, as the day before. Shenzhen’s southern technology hub reported 21 new local infections on Sunday, up from 19 a day earlier, eight of which were symptomatic.

All but five cases from Shenzhen were found in quarantine areas.

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

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