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China reports 11 new COVID-19 cases vs 10 a day earlier

A staff member waits outside a booth where people receive a vaccine against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) at a vaccination center in Beijing

BEIJING (Reuters) – China reported 11 new mainland COVID-19 cases on April 15, up from 10 cases a day earlier, the country’s national health authority said on Friday.

The National Health Commission said in a statement one of the new cases was a local infection reported in southwestern Yunnan province, which discovered a new cluster in late March at a city on the border with Myanmar.

The number of new asymptomatic cases, which China does not classify as confirmed cases, rose to 31 from 15 cases a day earlier.

The total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in mainland China now stands at 90,468, while the death toll remained unchanged at 4,636.

(Reporting by Beijing newsroom; writing by Se Young Lee; Editing by Jacqueline Wong)

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