Mainland Reports 719 New Covid Cases

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2022-10-02 HKT 09:39

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  • A health worker takes a swab sample from a man in Shanghai. Photo: AFP

    A health worker takes a swab sample from a man in Shanghai. Photo: AFP

The mainland reported 719 new Covid-19 cases on October 1, of which 179 were symptomatic and 540 were asymptomatic, the National Health Commission said on Sunday.

That compared with 820 new cases a day earlier - 172 symptomatic and 648 asymptomatic infections, which the mainland counts separately.

Among the day's tally were 548 locally-transmitted infections, 432 of which were asymptomatic.

There were no new deaths, the same as the previous day, keeping the nation's fatalities at 5,226. As of Saturday, mainland China had confirmed 250,800 cases with symptoms.

Beijing reported two new local symptomatic cases and no new local asymptomatic case, compared with one local symptomatic case and no local asymptomatic cases the previous day.

Shanghai reported one new local symptomatic case and four asymptomatic cases, compared with no symptomatic cases and one asymptomatic case a day before. (Reuters)