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China reports 22 new COVID-19 cases; fifth day of zero local cases

China reports 22 new COVID-19 cases; fifth day of zero local cases

FILE PHOTO: People wearing face masks walk down steps near a subway station, following the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Beijing, China August 18, 2020. REUTERS/Tingshu Wang

SHANGHAI: China reported 22 new coronavirus cases in the mainland for Aug 20, compared to seven a day earlier, the health commission said on Friday (Aug 21).

All 22 new infections were imported cases, according to a statement by the National Health Commission, marking the fifth straight day of zero new locally transmitted infections.

China reported 23 new asymptomatic patients, compared to 22 a day earlier.

As of Aug 20, mainland China had 84,917 confirmed coronavirus cases, the health authority said. The COVID-19 death toll remained at 4,634.

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Source: Reuters

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