China reports 7 new COVID-19 cases

China reports 7 new COVID-19 cases

People wearing face masks walk at a shopping area in Chengdu
FILE PHOTO: People wearing face masks walk at a shopping area following the COVID-19 outbreak, in Chengdu, Sichuan province, China. (REUTERS/Tingshu Wang)

BEIJING: China reported seven new COVID-19 cases on Sep 23, down from 10 reported a day earlier, the country's national health authority said on Thursday (Sep 24).

The National Health Commission said in a statement that all new cases were imported infections involving travellers from overseas.

The number of new asymptomatic cases rose to 20 from 18 a day earlier, though these symptomless patients are not considered confirmed COVID-19 infections in China.

The total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases to date in China now stands at 85,314, while the death toll remained unchanged at 4,634.

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Source: Reuters/lk

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