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Mainland China reports 11 new COVID-19 cases versus 20 a day earlier

Medical workers in protective suits collect swabs for nucleic acid tests during a city-wide testing following new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases in Qingdao, Shandong province, China October 12, 2020. cnsphoto via REUTERS.

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Mainland China reported 11 new COVID-19 cases on Oct. 14, down from 20 a day earlier, the country’s health authority said on Thursday.

The National Health Commission said 10 of the cases were imported infections originating from overseas, compared with 14 a day earlier. One new local infection was reported in Qingdao, where the city government is seeking to test every person this week due to recent cases linked to a hospital treating imported infections.

The commission also reported 23 new asymptomatic cases, up from 18 a day earlier.

The total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in mainland China now stands at 85,622, while the death toll remained unchanged at 4,634.

Reporting by Jing Wang and Josh Horwitz; writing by Se Young Lee; editing by Richard Pullin