China reports 21 new coronavirus cases on June 9

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

SHANGHAI (Reuters) – China reported 21 new coronavirus cases in the mainland for June 9, up from 16 cases a day earlier, the health authority said in a statement on Thursday.

    Of the new cases, six were local transmissions from the southern province of Guangdong, the National Health Commission said.

    China also reported 27 new asymptomatic infections, compared with nine a day earlier. China does not classify symptomless infections as confirmed cases.

    By Wednesday, China had a total of 91,337 confirmed infections. Its death toll stood unchanged at 4,636.

(Reporting by Engen Tham and Wang Jing; Editing by Muralikumar Anantharaman)

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