July 21, 2020 / 1:32 AM / 18 days ago

Mainland China reports 11 new coronavirus cases, including eight in Xinjiang

FILE PHOTO: People wear protective face masks as they are seen in a shopping complex after an outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Beijing, China July 17, 2020. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

BEIJING (Reuters) - China reported 11 new coronavirus cases in the mainland for July 20, down from 22 cases from a day earlier, the health commission said on Tuesday.

Of the new infections, eight were in the far western region of Xinjiang, according to a statement by the National Health Commission. The other three were imported cases.

China reported six new asymptomatic patients, down from 13 a day earlier.

As of Monday, mainland China had 83,693 confirmed coronavirus cases, the health authority said. The COVID-19 death toll remained at 4,634.

Reporting by Lusha Zhang, Roxanne Liu and Brenda Goh; Editing by Himani Sarkar

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