China reports 16 new COVID-19 cases

China reports 16 new COVID-19 cases

FILE PHOTO: Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Guangzhou, Guangdong province
FILE PHOTO: Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Guangzhou, Guangdong province

SHANGHAI: China reported 16 new coronavirus cases on the mainland for Tuesday (Jun 8), down from 33 cases a day earlier, the health authority said in a statement on Wednesday.

Of the new cases, 8 were local transmissions from the southern province of Guangdong, the National Health Commission said.

China also reported 9 new asymptomatic infections, compared with 16 a day earlier. China does not classify symptomless infections as confirmed cases.

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By Tuesday, China had a total of 91,316 confirmed infections. Its death toll stood unchanged at 4,636.

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Source: Reuters/ga

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