Shanghai reports 20 new COVID-related deaths, down from 32 a day earlier

FILE PHOTO: People line up to buy food at a main shopping area following the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Shanghai, China March 29, 2022. REUTERS/Aly Song

BEIJING (Reuters) – China’s eastern financial hub Shanghai reported 20 new COVID-19 deaths on May 2, down from 32 a day earlier, the local government said on Tuesday.

The city reported 5,395 new local asymptomatic coronavirus cases on May 2, versus 6,606 a day earlier, the authority said in a statement.

Confirmed symptomatic cases stood at 274, sharply down from 727 in the previous day, it said.

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