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China – Corona virus: 598 new cases of Covid-19 announced by the authorities

China – Corona virus: 598 new cases of Covid-19 announced by the authorities

China’s health authorities today announced 598 new cases of coronavirus in the previous 24 hours, including 167 with symptoms of the disease Covid-19 and 431 asymptomatic.

In comparison, one day earlier 691 new cases were recorded – 154 with symptoms of Covid-19 and 537 asymptomatic.

No new cases were reported in Beijing for the second consecutive day. In Shanghai, 17 new infections were confirmed, including three with symptoms of Covid-19.

Local authorities in Shanghai will require residents of nine districts to undergo two diagnostic tests over the three-day period of July 19-21 in an effort to prevent the virus from spreading in the Chinese metropolis.

To date, mainland China has officially recorded 227,593 cases. No new deaths from complications of Covid-19 were reported, bringing the total number of victims of the pandemic to 5,226, a tally that experts consider to be an underestimate.

Source: AMPE

Source: Capital