July 5, 2020 / 1:17 AM / a month ago

China reports eight new coronavirus cases in mainland

BEIJING, July 5 (Reuters) - China reported eight new coronavirus cases in the mainland for July 4, compared with three cases a day earlier, the health authority said on Sunday.

Six of the new infections were imported cases, according to a statement by the National Health Commission, while the capital Beijing reported two new cases. There were no new deaths.

China reported seven new asymptomatic patients, up from four a day earlier.

As of Saturday, mainland China had 83,553 confirmed coronavirus cases, the health authority said. China’s death toll from the COVID-19 remained 4,634, unchanged since Mid-May.

Reporting by Min Zhang and Tony Munroe; Editing by William Mallard

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