BEIJING (Reuters) – China reported on Tuesday 22 new coronavirus cases in the mainland for August 17, same as the tally a day earlier, the health authority said.
All of the new infections were imported cases, the National Health Commission said in a statement, making it the second straight day for zero new locally transmitted cases. There were no new deaths.
China also reported 17 new asymptomatic patients, compared with 37 a day earlier.
As of August 17, mainland China had a total of 84,871 confirmed coronavirus cases, it said. China’s death toll from the coronavirus remained unchanged at 4,634.
(Reporting by Lusha Zhang, Colin Qian and David Stanway; Editing by Jacqueline Wong)