Shanghai reports 1,305 new asymptomatic COVID cases, 144 symptomatic cases for May 11

A worker in a protective suit rests on a street during lockdown, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, in Shanghai, China, May 10, 2022. REUTERS/Aly Song

SHANGHAI (Reuters) – The Chinese financial hub of Shanghai reported 1,305 new local asymptomatic coronavirus cases for May 11, up from 1,259 a day earlier, the city’s health authority said on Thursday.

Confirmed symptomatic cases fell to 144 from 228 the previous day.

Shanghai reported five new COVID 19-related deaths on Wednesday, down from seven a day earlier.

The city is battling China’s biggest coronavirus outbreak, with most of the its 25 million residents under some form of lockdown.

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