SHANGHAI (Reuters) – China reported 1,350 new confirmed coronavirus cases on April 8, the country’s national health authority said on Saturday, compared with 1,576 a day earlier.
Of the new cases, 1,334 were locally transmitted, the National Health Commission said, compared with 1,540 a day earlier.
The number of new asymptomatic cases, which China counts separately, stood at 23,815 compared with 22,648 a day earlier.
There were no new deaths, leaving the death toll unchanged at 4,638.
As of April 8, mainland China had confirmed 163,042 cases.
(Reporting by Shanghai Newsroom; editing by Richard Pullin)