Shanghai reports 39 new COVID-related deaths on April 23

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A courier in a protective suit makes deliveries to a residential compound amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Shanghai, China April 23, 2022. REUTERS/Brenda Goh

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SHANGHAI, April 24 (Reuters) - The Chinese financial hub of Shanghai reported 39 new deaths among its COVID-19 patients on April 23, up from 12 the day before, the local government said on Sunday.

The city also recorded 19,657 new local asymptomatic coronavirus cases, down from 20,634 a day earlier. The number of confirmed symptomatic infections stood at 1,401, also down from 2,736 the previous day.

Shanghai is currently battling China's biggest-ever COVID-19 outbreak.

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Reporting by David Stanway and Brenda Goh; Editing by Leslie Adler

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