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China reports 44 new COVID-19 cases in mainland

China reports 44 new COVID-19 cases in mainland

People wear protective masks as they walk along a shopping street in a historic part of Beijing, China, Jul 30, 2020. (Photo: Reuters/Thomas Peter)

BEIJING: China reported 44 new coronavirus cases in the mainland for Aug 10, down from 49 cases a day earlier, the country's health authority said on Tuesday (Aug 11). 

Of the new cases, 31 were imported infections. The remaining cases were locally transmitted cases reported from Xinjiang region. There were no new deaths.

READ: Global COVID-19 cases hit 20 million

China also reported 17 new asymptomatic patients, compared with 31 a day earlier.

Mainland China has a total of 84,712 confirmed coronavirus cases as of Aug 10, said the National Health Commission. 

China's death toll from the coronavirus remained unchanged at 4,634.

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Source: Reuters/zl

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