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Mainland China reports 11 new COVID-19 cases

Mainland China reports 11 new COVID-19 cases

FILE PHOTO: People wearing masks following the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak are seen outside Beijing Railway Station, during the holidays of Mid-Autumn Festival and National Day, in China Oct 1, 2020. (REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins)

BEIJING: Mainland China reported 11 new COVID-19 cases on Oct 7, up from seven cases a day earlier, the country's national health authority said on Thursday (Oct 8).

The National Health Commission said in a statement all new cases were imported infections involving travellers from overseas. The number of new aysmptomatic cases, which China does not count as confirmed cases, fell to eight from 24 a day earlier.

The total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Mainland China now stands at 85,500, while the death toll remained unchanged at 4,634.

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Source: Reuters/kv

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