China reports 80 new COVID-19 cases

China reports 80 new COVID-19 cases

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Security officers wearing face masks to prevent the spread of the coronavirus walk on patrol at a pedestrian shopping street in Beijing, Jan 23, 2021. (Photo: AP/Mark Schiefelbein)

BEIJING: China reported 80 new COVID-19 cases on Saturday (Jan 23), down from 107 cases a day earlier, the country's national health authority said on Sunday.

The National Health Commission, in a statement, said 65 of the new cases were local infections. The number of new asymptomatic cases, which China does not classify as confirmed cases, fell to 92 from 99 cases a day earlier.

The total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in mainland China now stands at 88,991, while the death toll remained unchanged at 4,635.

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Source: Reuters/dv