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China reports 24 new COVID-19 cases vs 16 a day earlier

FILE PHOTO: People wearing face masks walk at a main shopping area in Shanghai

BEIJING (Reuters) – China reported 24 new coronavirus cases in the mainland for Thursday, compared with 16 a day earlier, the health authority said.

All of the new infections were imported cases, the National Health Commission said in a statement on Friday. There were no new deaths.

China also reported 20 new asymptomatic patients, compared with 18 a day earlier.

As of June 24, mainland China had a total of 91,693 confirmed coronavirus cases, it said. The death toll from the coronavirus remained unchanged at 4,636.

(Reporting by Liangping Gao and Ryan Woo; Editing by Shri Navaratnam)

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