China reports 976 Covid-19 cases, up from 800 a day earlier

Three cases were reported outside quarantined areas, compared with zero the day before. PHOTO: REUTERS

SHANGHAI (REUTERS) - China reported 976 new coronavirus cases for July 25, of which 148 were symptomatic and 828 were asymptomatic, the National Health Commission said on Tuesday (July 26).

That compared with 800 new cases a day earlier – 150 symptomatic and 650 asymptomatic infections, which China counts separately.

There were no new deaths, leaving the nation’s fatalities at 5,226.

As of July 25, mainland China had confirmed 228,946 cases with symptoms.

China’s capital Beijing reported no new local cases, compared with one symptomatic case the previous day, the local government said.

Shanghai reported four new local symptomatic cases, compared with three a day earlier, and 15 local asymptomatic case, the same as the previous day, local government data showed.

Three cases in Shanghai were reported outside quarantined areas, compared with none a day before.

The southern technology hub of Shenzhen reported 19 new local infections, compared with 21 a day earlier, four of which were symptomatic.

Two of the cases in Shenzhen were found outside quarantined areas.

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