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China reports 1,350 new confirmed COVID cases on April 8 vs 1,576 a day earlier – Metro US

China reports 1,350 new confirmed COVID cases on April 8 vs 1,576 a day earlier

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Beijing
Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Beijing

SHANGHAI (Reuters) – China reported 1,350 new confirmed coronavirus cases on April 8, the country’s national health authority said on Saturday, compared with 1,576 a day earlier.

Of the new cases, 1,334 were locally transmitted, the National Health Commission said, compared with 1,540 a day earlier.

The number of new asymptomatic cases, which China counts separately, stood at 23,815 compared with 22,648 a day earlier.

There were no new deaths, leaving the death toll unchanged at 4,638.

As of April 8, mainland China had confirmed 163,042 cases.

(Reporting by Shanghai Newsroom; editing by Richard Pullin)

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