China reports 12 new COVID-19 cases, all imported infections

China reports 12 new COVID-19 cases, all imported infections

Passengers wearing face masks following the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak walk with lugga
Passengers walk at a terminal hall of the Beijing Daxing International Airport ahead of the Chinese National Day holiday, in Beijing, China, Sep 25, 2020. (Photo: REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins)

SHANGHAI: China had 12 new COVID-19 cases on Monday (Sep 28), down from 21 a day earlier, the country's national health authority said on Tuesday.

The National Health Commission said in a statement that all new cases were imported infections involving travellers from overseas. The number of asymptomatic patients, who are not counted as confirmed cases in China, rose to 26 from 14 a day earlier.

The total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in mainland China now stands at 85,384, while the death toll remained unchanged at 4,634.

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Source: Reuters