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China reports 15 new COVID-19 cases

China reports 15 new COVID-19 cases

FILE PHOTO: Medical staff members check the temperature of people as they enter at Capital Airport, following an outbreak of COVID-19, in Beijing, China. (Reuters/Thomas Peter)

SHANGHAI: China reported 15 new COVID-19 cases on Nov 16, up from eight cases a day earlier, the country's national health authority said on Tuesday (Nov 17).

The National Health Commission said in a statement all new cases were imported infections originating from overseas. The number of new asymptomatic cases, which China does not count as confirmed COVID-19 cases, fell to 12 from 14 a day earlier.

The total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in China now stands at 86,361, while the death toll remains unchanged at 4,634.

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Source: Reuters/lk

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