China reports 1,094 new Covid-19 cases for Tuesday versus 939 day earlier

As of Aug 9, mainland China had confirmed 232,109 cases with symptoms. PHOTO: AFP

BEIJING (REUTERS) - Mainland China reported 1,094 new coronavirus cases for Tuesday, of which 444 were symptomatic and 650 were asymptomatic, the National Health Commission said on Wednesday (Aug 10).

That compared with 939 new cases a day earlier, made up of 399 symptomatic and 540 asymptomatic infections. China counts the symptomatic and asymptomatic cases separately.

There were no new deaths, keeping the nation's fatalities at 5,226. As of Tuesday, mainland China had confirmed 232,109 cases with symptoms.

China's capital Beijing and financial hub Shanghai reported zero new cases, local government data showed. The southern technology hub of Shenzhen also recorded no new infections.

Hainan island is battling an outbreak, however, and reported 1,899 new infections from Aug 1 to noon on Tuesday.

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