SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Mainland China reported eight new COVID-19 cases on Nov. 17, down from 15 cases a day earlier, the country’s health authority said on Wednesday.
The National Health Commission said in a statement that one of the new cases was a local infection reported in the city of Tianjin, which shares a border with capital Beijing.
The number of new asymptomatic cases, which China does not classify as confirmed infections, fell to five from 12 a day earlier.
The total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in mainland China now stands at 86,369, while the death toll remained unchanged at 4,634.
Reporting by Jing Wang and David Stanway; Writing by Se Young Lee; Editing by Muralikumar Anantharaman
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