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Mainland China reports 15 new COVID-19 cases vs. eight a day earlier

Medical worker in protective suit collects a swab sample from a woman for nucleic acid testing in the border city of Ruili

SHANGHAI (Reuters) – Mainland China reported 15 new COVID-19 cases on Sept. 25, compared with eight cases announced a day earlier, the national health authority said on Saturday.

The National Health Commission said in a statement that all the new cases were imported infections involving travellers from abroad. The number of new asymptomatic cases, which China does not classify as confirmed COVID-19 patients, rose to 30 from 18 a day earlier.

The total number of confirmed COVID-19 infections in mainland China now stands at 85,337, while the number of total deaths remained unchanged at 4,634.

(Reporting by Emily Chow and Wang Jing; Editing by William Mallard)

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