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China reports 27 new coronavirus cases in mainland for Aug. 4 - Metro US

China reports 27 new coronavirus cases in mainland for Aug. 4

Food delivery drivers pick up their parcels at a makeshift lunch hour distribution spot following an outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Beijing

SHANGHAI (Reuters) – China reported 27 new coronavirus cases in the mainland for Aug. 4, down from 36 cases a day earlier, the country’s health commission said on Wednesday.

Five of the new infections were imported cases, down from six a day earlier, according to a statement by the National Health Commission.

The commission reported 24 new asymptomatic patients, compared with 21 a day earlier.

As of Aug. 4, mainland China had 84,491 confirmed coronavirus cases, the health authority said. The COVID-19 death toll remained at 4,634.

(Reporting by Andrew Galbraith and Wang Jing; Editing by Muralikumar Anantharaman)

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