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Mainland China reports 15 new coronavirus cases vs 28 previous day

BEIJING, Oct 25 (Reuters) - China reported 15 new coronavirus cases in the mainland for Oct. 23, down from 28 cases in the previous day, the health commission said on Sunday.

All 15 of the new infections were imported, according to a statement by the National Health Commission.

It also reported 19 new asymptomatic patients, compared with 27 a day earlier.

According to a statement issued by the health commission in China’s northwestern region Xinjiang on Saturday, one local asymptomatic case was detected in Kashgar city, China’s first local detected case since Oct 14.

As of Saturday, mainland China had 85,790 confirmed coronavirus cases, the health authority said. The COVID-19 death toll stands at 4,634. (Reporting by Muyu Xu, Shen Yan and Beijing Newsroom; Editing by Lincoln Feast.)

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