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China reports seven new mainland COVID-19 cases vs 17 a day earlier

Coronavirus disease ( COVID-19) outbreak in Beijing, China

(Reuters) – China reported seven new COVID-19 cases on May 4, down from 17 cases a day earlier, the country’s national health authority said on Wednesday.

The National Health Commission said in a statement all of the new cases were imported infections. The number of new asymptomatic cases, which China does not classify as confirmed cases, fell to 10 from 20 a day earlier.

Total confirmed COVID-19 cases in Mainland China now stand at 90,721. The death toll remains unchanged at 4,636.

(Reporting by Beijing newsroom; Editing by Tom Hogue)

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