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China’s daily Covid cases drop to 8,838, days after restrictions eased

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China reported 8,838 new COVID-19 infections for Dec. 11, of which 2,240 were symptomatic and 6,598 asymptomatic, the National Health Commission said Monday.

That compares with 10,815 new cases a day earlier – 2,338 symptomatic and 8,477 asymptomatic infections, which China counts separately.

Excluding imported infections, China reported 8,626 new local cases, including 2,171 symptomatic and 6,455 asymptomatic, compared to 10,597 the previous day.

There were no deaths, like the day before, keeping the death toll at 5,235.

As of December 11, mainland China had confirmed 365,312 cases with symptoms.

The Chinese capital, Beijing, reported 528 symptomatic cases and 609 asymptomatic cases, compared to 784 symptomatic cases and 877 asymptomatic cases the day before, according to local government data.

The Shanghai financial center reported 11 symptomatic cases and 120 asymptomatic cases, compared with 4 symptomatic cases and 197 asymptomatic cases the day before, the local health authority reported.

Guangzhou, a southern city of nearly 19 million people, reported 414 new symptomatic and 599 locally transmitted asymptomatic cases, compared with 264 symptomatic cases and 817 asymptomatic cases a day earlier, local authorities said.

Chongqing reported 101 new locally transmitted symptomatic COVID-19 infections and 1,744 asymptomatic cases, compared with 141 symptomatic cases and 1,846 asymptomatic cases the previous day, local government authorities said.

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