July 8, 2020 / 1:02 AM / a month ago

China reports seven new coronavirus cases for July 7, down from prior day

FILE PHOTO: People wearing face masks line up to enter a site for nucleic acid tests at a hospital, following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Beijing, China June 29, 2020. REUTERS/Tingshu Wang

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China on Wednesday reported seven new coronavirus cases in the mainland for July 7, compared with eight cases a day earlier, the health authority said.

All of the new infections were imported cases, the National Health Commission said in a statement, while the capital city of Beijing reported no new cases. There were no new deaths.

China also reported six new asymptomatic patients, down from 15 a day earlier.

As of July 7, mainland China had a total of 83,572 confirmed coronavirus cases, it said.

China’s death toll from the coronavirus remained unchanged at 4,634.

Reporting by Josh Horwitz and Winni Zhou; Editing by Christian Schmollinger

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