Shanghai reports 20,398 new asymptomatic COVID cases, 824 symptomatic cases on April 7

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SHANGHAI, April 8 (Reuters) - The major Chinese financial centre of Shanghai reported 20,398 new asymptomatic coronavirus cases and 824 new symptomatic cases on April 7, the local government said on Friday.

The number of asymptomatic cases was up from 19,660 a day earlier. The number of symptomatic cases also rose from 322.

Shanghai is currently under a city-wide lockdown as authorities work to contain the city's biggest ever COVID-19 outbreak.

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Reporting by Josh Horwitz; Editing by Himani Sarkar

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