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Shanghai reports 8 COVID deaths for Wednesday

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SHANGHAI — Eight people infected with COVID-19 died in Shanghai on April 20, Chinese state television said on Thursday.

That was up from seven deaths a day earlier.

The Chinese financial hub reported 15,861 new local asymptomatic coronavirus cases, down from 16,407 a day earlier.

Symptomatic cases stood at 2,634, up from 2,494 a day earlier. (Reporting by Andrew Galbraith and Wang Jing; Editing by Muralikumar Anantharaman)