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China reports 12 new COVID-19 cases

China reports 12 new COVID-19 cases

Medical workers collect swabs from residents following new cases of the COVID-19, at a nucleic acid test site in Luan, Anhui province, China, May 14, 2021. (Photo: cnsphoto via REUTERS)

SHANGHAI: China reported 12 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday (May 19), down from 14 cases a day earlier, the country's national health authority said on Thursday.

The National Health Commission said in a statement one of the new cases was a local infection in northeastern Liaoning province. The other cases were imported infections originating from overseas.

The number of new asymptomatic cases, which China does not classify as confirmed cases, rose to 16 from 13 cases a day earlier.

The total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in mainland China now stands at 90,920, while the death toll remained unchanged at 4,636.

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Source: Reuters/dv

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