China reports 22 new COVID-19 cases

China reports 22 new COVID-19 cases

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A woman and a child wearing masks to protect from the coronavirus walk along a street in Beijing, China on May 17, 2021. (Photo: AP/Ng Han Guan)

SHANGHAI: China reported 22 new COVID-19 cases on Monday (May 17), down from 25 a day earlier, the country's national health authority said on Tuesday.

The National Health Commission, in a statement, said four of the new cases were local infections reported in northeastern Liaoning province. The rest were imported infections that originated from overseas.

The number of new asymptomatic cases, which China does not classify as confirmed cases, rose to 20 from 17 cases a day earlier.

The total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in mainland China now stands at 90,894, while the death toll remained unchanged at 4,636.

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Source: Reuters/dv