July 4, 2020 / 1:51 AM / a month ago

Mainland China reports three new coronavirus cases

Railway staff wear protective masks as they walk on a platform of the Beijing South Railway Station, after an outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Beijing, China July 3, 2020. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China on Saturday reported three new coronavirus cases in the mainland for July 3, compared with five cases a day earlier, the health authority said.

Two of the new infections were imported cases, the National Health Commission said in a statement, while the capital Beijing reported one new case. There were no new deaths.

China also reported four new asymptomatic patients, the same as a day earlier.

As of July 3, mainland China had a total of 83,545 confirmed coronavirus cases, it said.

China’s death toll from the coronavirus remained at 4,634, unchanged since mid-May.

Reporting by Samuel Shen and Brenda Goh; Editing by William Mallard

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