July 25, 2020 / 1:58 AM / 11 days ago

Mainland China reports 34 new coronavirus cases, including 20 in Xinjiang

People line up at a testing site where medical workers in protective suits collect swabs for nucleic acid tests, after new cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) were confirmed in Dalian, Liaoning province, China July 24, 2020. China Daily via REUTERS

BEIJING (Reuters) - China reported 34 cases of the new coronavirus in the mainland for July 24, up from 21 cases a day earlier, the health commission said on Saturday.

Of the new infections, 20 were in the far western region of Xinjiang, according to a statement by the National HealthCommission. Nine were in the northeastern province of Liaoning, while the remaining five were imported cases.

China reported 74 new asymptomatic cases, up from 43 a day earlier.

As of Friday, mainland China had 83,784 confirmed coronavirus cases, the health authority said. The COVID-19 death toll remained at 4,634.

Reporting by Gabriel Crossley; Editing by William Mallard

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