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China reports 12 new COVID-19 cases

China reports 12 new COVID-19 cases

People wearing face masks walk on a street market, following an outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Wuhan, Hubei province, China February 8, 2021. REUTERS/Aly Song/File Photo

BEIJING: China reported 12 new COVID-19 cases on Saturday (Mar 20), up from 4 cases a day earlier, the country's national health authority said on Sunday.

The National Health Commission said all the new cases were imported from abroad.

The number of new asymptomatic cases, which China does not classify as confirmed, was eight, the same as a day earlier.

The total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in mainland China now stands at 90,099, while the death toll remained at 4,636.

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Source: Reuters

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