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Mainland China reports 10 new COVID-19 cases vs 14 a day earlier

A woman walks down the street, wearing a mask during the COVID-19 pandemic in Beijing, China September 18, 2020. REUTERS/Tingshu Wang

(Reuters) - Mainland China reported 10 new COVID-19 cases on Sept. 19, down from 14 cases reported a day earlier, the Chinese national health authority said on Sunday.

The National Health Commission said in a statement that all new cases were imported infections involving travellers from overseas.

It reported 21 new asymptomatic cases, down from 24 a day earlier. China does not classify these patients without symptoms as confirmed COVID-19 cases.

The total number of COVID-19 cases for mainland China now stands at 85,279, while the death toll remained unchanged at 4,634.

Reporting by Shivani Singh in Ningbo and Sophie Yu in Beijing; Editing by William Mallard

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