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China reports nine new COVID-19 cases vs 19 a day earlier

FILE PHOTO: People line up to get their nucleic acid test at a mass testing site following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Beijing

BEIJING (Reuters) – China reported nine new COVID-19 cases on April 23, down from 19 cases a day earlier, the national health authority said on Saturday.

All of the new cases were imported infections originating overseas, according to a statement released by the National Health Commission.

The number of new asymptomatic cases, which China does not classify as confirmed cases, declined to 12 from 24 cases a day earlier.

The total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in mainland China now stands at 90,575, with the death toll unchanged at 4,636.

(Reporting by Beijing newsroom; Editing by Cynthia Osterman)

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