April 23, 2020 / 1:01 AM / a month ago

China reports 10 new coronavirus cases in mainland vs 30 a day earlier

Staff members disinfect a classroom before senior high school students return to campus following the outbreak of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19), at a school in Beijing, China April 21, 2020. China Daily via REUTERS

BEIJING (Reuters) - Mainland China reported 10 new coronavirus cases as of the end of April 22, down from 30 a day earlier as the number of so-called imported cases involving travellers from overseas declined, the National Health Commission said on Thursday.

The commission said six of the new COVID-19 cases confirmed on Wednesday were imported, down from 23 a day earlier. The number of new asymptomatic patients, who are infected but do not show symptoms, also declined to 27 from 42 a day earlier.

Total number of confirmed coronavirus cases for mainland China now stands at 82,798. No new COVID-19 deaths were reported, leaving the toll unchanged at 4,632.

Reporting by Huizhong Wu and Se Young Lee; Editing by Himani Sarkar

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