SHANGHAI (Reuters) – China reported 36 new coronavirus cases in the mainland for Nov. 5 compared to 28 cases a day earlier, the health commission said on Friday.
Of the new infections, 30 were imported, according to a statement published by the National Health Commission. The remaining six were locally transmitted cases in the northwestern Xinjiang region.
Authorities in the region have been conducting large-scale testing in Kashgar and Kizilsu in Xinjiang’s latest outbreak.
China reported 33 new asymptomatic patients, compared to 24 a day earlier.
As of Nov. 5, mainland China had 86,151 confirmed coronavirus cases, the health authority said. The COVID-19 death toll stood at 4,634.
(Reporting by Brenda Goh and Wang Jing; Editing by Muralikumar Anantharaman)