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Mainland China reports 21 new COVID-19 cases vs 14 a day earlier

FILE PHOTO: A worker wearing a face mask and shield helps a man look for information during a government organised media tour at Tongji Hospital following the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Wuhan, Hubei province, China September 3, 2020. REUTERS/Aly Song

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Mainland China reported 21 new coronavirus cases on Sept. 27, up from 14 a day earlier, the national health authority said on Monday.

The National Health Commission said in a statement that all new cases were imported infections involving travellers from overseas. The number of new asymptomatic cases, who are not classified by China as confirmed COVID-19 patients, fell to 14 from 26 a day earlier.

The total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in mainland China now stands at 85,372, while the death toll remained unchanged at 4,634.

Reporting by Jing Wang and Josh Horwitz; writing by Se Young Lee; Editing by Himani Sarkar