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Mainland China reports eight new COVID-19 cases versus 15 a day earlier

FILE PHOTO: People wearing masks following the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak walk across a street, in Beijing, China November 12, 2020. REUTERS/Tingshu Wang/File Photo

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Mainland China reported eight new COVID-19 cases on Nov. 12, down from 15 cases a day earlier, the country’s national health authority reported on Friday.

The National Health Commission said in a statement that all new cases were imported infections originating from overseas, down from 14 imported infections a day earlier.

The number of new asymptomatic cases, which China does not classify as confirmed cases, rose to 15 from six reported a day earlier.

The total of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Mainland China now stands at 86,307, while the death toll remained unchanged at 4,634.

Reporting by Jing Wang and Josh Horwitz; writing by Se Young Lee; editing by Chris Reese

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