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China reports 1,227 new COVID cases for May 15 vs 1,789 a day earlier – Metro US

China reports 1,227 new COVID cases for May 15 vs 1,789 a day earlier

COVID-19 outbreak in Beijing
COVID-19 outbreak in Beijing

BEIJING (Reuters) – Mainland China reported 1,227 new coronavirus cases for May 15, of which 151 were symptomatic and 1,076 were asymptomatic, the National Health Commission said on Monday.

That compares with 1,789 new cases a day earlier, consisting of 239 symptomatic and 1,550 asymptomatic infections, which China counts separately.

There were four new deaths, bringing the death toll to 5,213. As of May 15, mainland China had confirmed 221,955 coronavirus cases.

(Reporting by Beijing newroom; Editing by Muralikumar Anantharaman)

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