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China reports 1,094 new COVID-19 cases for 9/11 from 1,303 the day before

Mainland China reported 1,094 new coronavirus cases for 9/11, of which 226 were symptomatic and 868 were asymptomatic, the National Health Commission said Monday.

That compares with 1,303 new cases a day earlier, of which 234 were symptomatic infections and 1,069 asymptomatic.

There were no new deaths, keeping the country’s death toll at 5,226.

As of September 11, mainland China had confirmed 247,078 cases with symptoms.

The Chinese capital, Beijing, reported 15 new local symptomatic cases, down from eight the previous day, and zero new local asymptomatic cases, down from two the previous day.

Shanghai reported no new local symptomatic cases, down from one the previous day, and three new local asymptomatic cases, down from seven the previous day.

South China’s technology hub Shenzhen reported 25 new locally transmitted COVID-19 infections, up from 20 a day earlier, according to the local government.

The southwest metropolis of Chengdu reported 41 new locally transmitted COVID-19 infections, up from 90 a day earlier, according to local government data.

Residents of cities such as Shenzhen, Shanghai and Chengdu, among China’s biggest metropolises, have described widespread anxiety over COVID cases as China pursues a strict zero COVID policy that includes lockdowns. (Reporting by Beijing Newsroom; Editing by Edmund Klamann)