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China reports 13 new COVID-19 cases vs 20 a day earlier

Outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Beijing

SHANGHAI (Reuters) – China reported 13 new mainland COVID-19 cases on April 29, down from 20 cases a day earlier, the country’s national health authority said on Friday.

All of the new cases were imported infections originating from overseas, the National Health Commission said in a statement. The number of new asymptomatic cases, which China does not classify as confirmed cases, rose to 19 from 14 cases a day earlier.

The total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in mainland China now stands at 90,655, while the death toll remained unchanged at 4,636.

(Reporting by Jing Wang and Emily Chow; Writing by Se Young Lee; Editing by Jacqueline Wong)

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