(This July 13 story corrects case count to three for July 13, not five, in first paragraph)
SHANGHAI (Reuters) – China reported on Tuesday three new coronavirus cases in the mainland for July 13, compared with eight cases a day earlier, the health authority said.
All of the new infections were imported cases, the National Health Commission said in a statement. There were no new deaths. Beijing, which saw a surge in new coronavirus cases a few weeks ago, reported no new cases for the eighth consecutive day.
China also reported five new asymptomatic patients, down from six a day earlier.
As of July 13, mainland China had a total of 83,605 confirmed coronavirus cases, it said.
China’s death toll from the coronavirus remained unchanged at 4,634.
(Reporting by Josh Horwitz; Editing by Muralikumar Anantharaman)