China reports 951 new Covid cases for October 17 against 921 a day earlier

SHANGHAI: China reported 951 new Covid-19 infections for October 17, including 250 symptomatic and 701 asymptomatic, the national health commission said Tuesday.
That compares with 921 new cases a day earlier – 245 symptomatic and 676 asymptomatic infections, which China counts separately.
There were no new deaths, like the day before, keeping the death toll at 5,226.
As of October 17, mainland China had confirmed 2,56,268 cases with symptoms.
The Chinese capital, Beijing, reported 14 symptomatic and four asymptomatic cases, compared with 13 symptomatic and two asymptomatic cases the previous day, according to local government data.
Shanghai financial center reported one symptomatic case and 14 asymptomatic cases, compared to zero symptomatic cases and 32 asymptomatic cases the day before, the local health authority reported.
The technology hub of the south of Shenzhen reported 20 new locally transmitted Covid-19 infections, up from 15 the previous day.


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