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China reports 8 new COVID-19 cases

China reports 8 new COVID-19 cases

FILE PHOTO: Community workers and medical staff visit a woman at her home as they conduct door-to-door search to inspect residents following an outbreak of COVID-19 in Tianjin, China. (China Daily via REUTERS)

SHANGHAI: China reported eight new COVID-19 cases on Nov 17, down from 15 cases a day earlier, the country's health authority said on Wednesday (Nov 18).

The National Health Commission said in a statement that one of the new cases was a local infection reported in the city of Tianjin, which shares a border with capital Beijing.

The number of new asymptomatic cases, which China does not classify as confirmed infections, fell to five from 12 a day earlier.

The total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in China now stands at 86,369, while the death toll remained unchanged at 4,634.

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Source: Reuters/lk

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