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China reports 15 new COVID-19 cases in mainland vs 14 a day earlier

People wearing face masks following the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak walk across a street at a shopping area in Beijing, China August 25, 2020. REUTERS/Tingshu Wang

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China reported 15 new COVID-19 cases in the mainland as of Aug. 25, compared with 14 cases reported a day earlier, the country’s health authority reported on Wednesday.

All of the new cases reported were imported infections, the National Health Commission said in a statement, marking the 10th consecutive day of no locally transmitted cases.

The total number of confirmed cases now stands at 84,996, while the death toll remained unchanged at 4,634.

The commission also reported 14 new asymptomatic cases, down from 16 reported a day earlier. China does not classify these symptomless infections as confirmed cases.

Reporting by Brenda Goh and Jing Wang; Writing by Se Young Lee; Editing by Muralikumar Anantharaman