Shanghai reports 3 deaths among COVID patients

STORY: The city also reported 19,831 new daily asymptomatic COVID-19 cases on April 17, down from 21,582 on the previous day.

Shanghai has conducted more than 200 million nucleic acid tests since March 10 in a bid to curb China's biggest COVID-19 outbreak since the coronavirus was first discovered in Wuhan in late 2019.

Mainland China reported a total 23,460 new coronavirus cases for April 17, the National Health Commission said on Monday.