China reports 598 new Covid cases on July 17 versus 691 a day earlier – Times of India


SHANGHAI: China reported 598 new coronavirus cases for July 17, of which 167 were symptomatic and 431 were asymptomatic, the National Health Commission said on Monday.
That compared with 691 new cases a day earlier – 154 symptomatic and 537 asymptomatic infections, which China counts separately.
There were no new deaths, keeping the nation’s fatalities at 5,226.
As of Sunday, mainland China had confirmed 2,27,593 cases with symptoms.
China’s capital Beijing reported zero new local symptomatic or asymptomatic cases, the same as the previous day, the local government said.
Shanghai reported three new local symptomatic cases, compared with two a day earlier, and 14 local asymptomatic case versus 24 the previous day, none of which were found outside quarantined areas, local government data showed.





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