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China reports 19 new COVID-19 cases

China reports 19 new COVID-19 cases

A health worker takes a COVID-19 swab from a child in Qingdao, China on Oct 14, 2020. (Photo: STR/AFP)

SHANGHAI: China reported 19 new coronavirus cases in the mainland for Monday (Oct 19) up from 13 cases a day earlier, the health commission said on Tuesday.

All of the new infections were imported, the National Health Commission said in a statement.

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China reported 24 new asymptomatic patients, compared with 33 a day earlier.

As of Monday, mainland China had 85,704 confirmed coronavirus cases, the health authority said. The COVID-19 death toll remained unchanged at 4,634.

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Source: Reuters/ga

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