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China reports 18 new coronavirus cases

A man wears a protective mask on his chin as he smokes a cigarette on a street, following the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Shanghai, China October 21, 2020. REUTERS/Aly Song

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China reported 18 new coronavirus cases in the mainland for Oct. 22, compared with 14 cases a day earlier, the health commission said on Friday.

All 18 of the new infections were imported, according to a statement by the National Health Commission.

China reported 11 new asymptomatic patients, compared with 25 a day earlier.

As of Oct. 22, mainland China had 85,747 confirmed coronavirus cases, the health authority said. The COVID-19 death toll remained at 4,634.

Reporting by Emily Chow and Wang Jing; Editing by Muralikumar Anantharaman

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