July 20, 2020 / 1:31 AM / 17 days ago

Mainland China reports 22 new coronavirus cases including 17 in Xinjiang

FILE PHOTO: People wear protective face masks as they walk in a shopping complex after an outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Beijing, China July 17, 2020. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

BEIJING (Reuters) - China reported 22 new coronavirus cases in the mainland for July 19, up from 16 cases from a day earlier, the health commission said on Monday.

Of the new infections, 17 were in the far western region of Xinjiang, according to a statement by the National Health Commission. The other five were imported cases.

China reported 13 new asymptomatic patients, down from 42 a day earlier.

As of Sunday, mainland China had 83,682 confirmed coronavirus cases, the health authority said. The COVID-19 death toll remained at 4,634.

Reporting by Lusha Zhang, Roxanne Liu and Ryan Woo; Editing by Christian Schmollinger

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