SHANGHAI (Reuters) – Mainland China reported 21 new COVID-19 cases on Oct. 8, up from 11 a day earlier, the country’s national health authority said on Friday.
The National Health Commission said in a statement that all new cases were imported infections involving travellers from overseas. The number of new asymptomatic cases, which China does not classify as confirmed COVID-19 cases, rose to 15 from eight a day earlier.
The total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Mainland China now stands at 85,521, while the death toll remained unchanged at 4,634.
(Reporting by Jing Wang and Andrew Galbraith; Writing by Se Young Lee; Editing by Christian Schmollinger)