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China reports six new COVID-19 cases vs 12 a day earlier

FILE PHOTO: A woman walks down the street, wearing a mask during the COVID-19 pandemic in Beijing, China September 18, 2020. REUTERS/Tingshu Wang

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China reported six new COVID-19 cases on Sept. 21, down from 12 a day earlier, the national health authority said on Tuesday.

The National Health Commission said in a statement all of the new cases were imported infections involving travellers from overseas.

It also reported 15 new asymptomatic cases, also down from 25 reported a day earlier, though China does not classify these symptomless patients as confirmed COVID-19 cases.

The total number of confirmedinfections for mainland China now stands at 85,297, while the total death toll remained unchanged at 4,634.

Reporting by Jing Wang and Josh Horwitz; writing by Se Young Lee; Editing by Kim Coghill

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