SHANGHAI (Reuters) – China reported 22 new coronavirus cases in the mainland for Aug. 20, compared to seven a day earlier, the health commission said on Friday.
All 22 new infections were imported cases, according to a statement by the National Health Commission, marking the fifth straight day of zero new locally transmitted infections.
China reported 23 new asymptomatic patients, compared to 22 a day earlier.
As of Aug. 20, mainland China had 84,917 confirmed coronavirus cases, the health authority said. The COVID-19 death toll remained at 4,634.
(Reporting by Brenda Goh and Wang Jing; Editing by Himani Sarkar)