Shanghai reports 12 new COVID-related deaths for May 5, vs 13 a day earlier

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A medical worker in a protective suit collects a swab sample from a resident for nucleic acid testing, outside a closed entrance of a building during lockdown, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, in Shanghai, China, May 5, 2022. REUTERS/Aly Song

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SHANGHAI, May 6 (Reuters) - China's eastern financial hub of Shanghai reported 12 new COVID-19 deaths for May 5, down from 13 a day earlier, the local government said in a statement on Friday.

The city reported 4,024 new local asymptomatic coronavirus cases on May 5, down from 4,390 a day earlier.

Confirmed symptomatic cases stood at 245, down from 261 a day earlier, it said.

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Reporting by Shanghai newsroom; Editing by Jacqueline Wong

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