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China reports 1,012 new COVID-19 cases for Jul 19, highest in two months

China reports 1,012 new COVID-19 cases for Jul 19, highest in two months

People line up to get tested for the coronavirus disease at a nucleic acid testing site at a residential area, following the COVID-19 outbreak, in Shanghai, China on Jul 19, 2022. (Photo: Reuters/Aly Song)

SHANGHAI: China reported 1,012 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday (Jul 19), of which 150 were symptomatic and 862 were asymptomatic, the National Health Commission said on Wednesday.

It was the first time the cases breached 1,000 since May 20.

That is compared with 776 new cases a day earlier - 237 symptomatic and 539 asymptomatic, which China counts separately.

There were no new deaths, keeping the nation's death count at 5,226.

As of Jul 19, China had confirmed 227,980 cases with symptoms.

China's capital Beijing reported one new local symptomatic case that had been recorded as asymptomatic a day earlier. No symptomatic cases were reported on the previous day.

Beijing reported no asymptomatic cases on Jul 19, compared with the one reported a day earlier, the local government said.

Shanghai reported five new local symptomatic cases, compared with four a day earlier, and 10 local asymptomatic case versus 19 the previous day, local government data showed.

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Source: Reuters/rc

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