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China reports 7,822 new COVID cases on May 1, down from previous day – Metro US

China reports 7,822 new COVID cases on May 1, down from previous day

Labour Day holiday during the COVID-19 outbreak in Beijing
Labour Day holiday during the COVID-19 outbreak in Beijing

BEIJING (Reuters) – Mainland China reported 7,822 new COVID-19 cases on May 1, including 865 symptomatic cases and 6,957 asymptomatic infections, the National Health Commission said on Monday.

That was down from 8,329 new cases a day earlier, of which 920 were symptomatic and 7,409 were asymptomatic.

There were 32 new deaths, all in the financial hub of Shanghai, taking the toll to 5,092.

Mainland China had 217,452 confirmed infections by May 1, authorities said.

(Reporting by Sophie Yu, Tony Munroe, Zhou Huiling; Editing by Kim Coghill)

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