July 11, 2020 / 1:21 AM / 24 days ago

China reports two new coronavirus cases in mainland

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

BEIJING (Reuters) - China reported two new coronavirus cases in the mainland for July 10, compared with four cases a day earlier, the health authority said on Saturday.

Both of the new infections were imported cases, according to a statement by the National Health Commission. There were no new deaths.

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

As of Friday, mainland China had 83,587 confirmed coronavirus cases, the health authority said. The death toll remained at 4,634.

While the capital Beijing government reported no new cases for July 10, the fifth straight day of zero new cases as the city curbs the spread of the disease.

Reporting by Lusha Zhang and Ryan Woo; Editing by William Mallard

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