China reports 6,074 new COVID cases on May 2, down from previous day

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People wait for their orders outside a restaurant, after the government banned dine-in services, following the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Beijing, China May 2, 2022. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

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BEIJING, May 3 (Reuters) - Mainland China reported 6,074 new COVID-19 cases on May 2, including 384 symptomatic cases and 5,690 asymptomatic infections, the National Health Commission said on Tuesday.

That was down from 7,822 new cases a day earlier, of which 865 were symptomatic and 6,957 were asymptomatic.

There were 20 new deaths, all in the financial hub of Shanghai, taking the toll to 5,112.

Mainland China had 217,836 confirmed infections by May 2, authorities said.

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Reporting by Hallie Gu, Jenny Wang, and Ryan Woo; Editing by Kim Coghill

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