China reports 19 new COVID-19 cases on Aug 12

China reports 19 new COVID-19 cases on Aug 12

Women wearing face masks following  coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak chat on a street in Bei
FILE PHOTO: Women wearing face masks following the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak chat on a street in Beijing, China August 11, 2020. REUTERS/Tingshu Wang

SHANGHAI: China reported 19 new coronavirus cases on the mainland on Aug 12, down from 25 on the previous day, the country's health authority said on Thursday (Aug 13).

The National Health Commission said in its daily bulletin that 11 of the new cases were imported, versus 16 a day earlier.

It also said 20 new asymptomatic coronavirus cases had been found on Wednesday, the same as the day before.

China's total number of cases now stands at 84,756. The official death toll is unchanged at 4,634.

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Source: Reuters

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