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China reports 4th straight daily record of new Covid cases

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27 Nov 2022 09:34:08 | Update: 27 Nov 2022 14:29:14
China reports 4th straight daily record of new Covid cases
People wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) walk near a residential area under lockdown due to Covid-19 coronavirus restrictions in Beijing on November 26, 2022. — AFP Photo

China reported a record high of 39,791 new Covid-19 infections on November 26, of which 3,709 were symptomatic and 36,082 were asymptomatic, the National Health Commission said on Sunday.

That is compared with 35,183 new cases a day earlier – 3,474 symptomatic and 31,709 asymptomatic infections, which China counts separately, reports Reuters.

Excluding imported infections, China reported 39,506 new local cases, of which 3,648 were symptomatic and 35,858 were asymptomatic, up from 34,909 a day earlier.

There was one new death, versus none a day earlier, raising the total number of fatalities to 5,233.

As of November 26, mainland China had confirmed 307,802 cases with symptoms.