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China reports 111 new COVID-19 cases

China reports 111 new COVID-19 cases

People wearing protective masks walk on a street, following new cases of COVID-19, in Shanghai, China, on Aug 10, 2021. (Photo: REUTERS/Aly Song)

BEIJING : China reported 111 new cases of COVID-19 on the mainland for Tuesday (Aug 10), down from 143 cases a day earlier, the health authority said on Wednesday.

China's latest clusters are mainly driven by the highly transmissible Delta variant, officials have said.

Among the new confirmed infections, 83 were locally transmitted, down from 108 a day earlier, while the remainder were imported from abroad, the National Health Commission (NHC) said.

Most local infections were in the eastern province of Jiangsu.

The number of new asymptomatic infections was 30 from 38 a day earlier. China does not classify them as confirmed cases.

China has reported a total of 94,080 infections since the outbreak began. The number of reported deaths remained at 4,636.

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Source: Reuters/ga

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