Shanghai reports three deaths among COVID patients on April 17
Shanghai reports three deaths among COVID patients on April 17

Shanghai reports three deaths among COVID patients on April 17

Residents stand on a street waiting for nucleic acid test during lockdown in the midst of pandemic with coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Shanghai, China, April 17, 2022. REUTERS / Aly Song

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SHANGHAI, April 18 (Reuters) – The Chinese Financial Center in Shanghai said three people infected with COVID-19 died Sunday, the first time during the current outbreak, that it reported deaths among coronavirus patients.

The city reported 19,831 new daily asymptomatic COVID-19 cases on April 17, down from 21,582 the day before. New symptomatic cases stood at 2,417, down from 3,238.

The city has conducted more than 200 million nucleic acid tests since March 10 in an attempt to stem China’s largest COVID-19 outbreak since coronavirus was first discovered in Wuhan in late 2019.

(This story corrects the number of tests in section 3 to 200 million, not 20 million)

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Reporting by David Stanway, Wang Jing and Roxanne Liu; Editing Kim Coghill

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