BEIJING, Nov 13 — China reported 14,878 new Covid-19 infections on November 12, of which 1,711 were symptomatic and 13,167 were asymptomatic, the National Health Commission said today.

That is compared with 11,950 new cases a day earlier — 1,504 symptomatic and 10,446 asymptomatic infections, which China counts separately.

Excluding imported infections, China reported 14,761 new local cases, of which 1,675 were symptomatic and 13,086 were asymptomatic, up from 11,803 a day earlier.

There were no new deaths, the same as a day earlier, keeping fatalities at 5,226. As of yesterday, mainland China had confirmed 271,968 cases with symptoms.

The capital Beijing reported 161 symptomatic and 74 asymptomatic cases, compared with 68 symptomatic and 48 asymptomatic case the previous day, local government data showed.

Guangzhou in the south reported 189 new locally transmitted symptomatic and 3,464 asymptomatic cases, compared with 259 symptomatic and 2,921 asymptomatic cases a day before, authorities in the city of nearly 19 million people said. — Reuters