Mainland Reports Over 800 New Covid Cases

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2022-10-01 HKT 10:30

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  • A passenger takes a nucleic acid test at Suzhou Railway Station. Photo: AFP

    A passenger takes a nucleic acid test at Suzhou Railway Station. Photo: AFP

The mainland reported 820 new Covid-19 cases on September 30, of which 172 were symptomatic and 648 were asymptomatic, the National Health Commission said on Saturday.

That compared with 867 new cases a day earlier - 156 symptomatic and 711 asymptomatic infections, which the mainland counts separately.

There were no new deaths, the same as the previous day, keeping the nation's fatalities at 5,226. As of Friday, mainland China had confirmed 250,621 cases with symptoms.

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

Shanghai reported three new local asymptomatic cases and no new symptomatic cases, compared with six asymptomatic and zero symptomatic cases a day before. (Reuters)