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Mainland China reports 17 new COVID-19 cases

Mainland China reports 17 new COVID-19 cases

FILE PHOTO: People wearing protective face masks walk past office buildings in Lujiazui financial district in Pudong, in Shanghai, following the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, China June 4, 2020. REUTERS/Aly Song

SHANGHAI: Mainland China reported 17 new COVID-19 cases on Nov 10, down from 22 reported a day earlier, the country's health authority said on Wednesday (Nov 11). 

The National Health Commission said one of the new cases was a local infection reported in Anhui, the first such infection in the eastern Chinese province since Feb 27. 

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The other 16 cases were imported infections originating from overseas, it said.

The commission also said the number of new asymptomatic cases fell to 15 from 25 reported a day earlier. China does not classify symptomless patients as confirmed COVID-19 cases.

The total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases reported in mainland China now stands at 86,284, while the death toll remains unchanged at 4,634.

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