China reports eight new COVID-19 cases

SHANGHAI: China reported eight new COVID-19 cases on Thursday (Sep 24), compared with seven cases disclosed a day earlier, the national health authority said on Friday.

The National Health Commission said in a statement that all new cases were imported infections involving travellers from overseas. The number of new asymptomatic cases, which China does not classify as confirmed COVID-19 patients, fell to 18 from 20 a day earlier.

The total number of confirmed COVID-19 infections in mainland China now stands at 85,322, while the number of total deaths remained unchanged at 4,634.

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