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Mainland China reports 24 new COVID-19 cases vs 10 a day earlier

Medical worker collects a swab from a child for nucleic acid testing, in Qingdao

SHANGHAI (Reuters) – China reported 24 new coronavirus cases in the mainland for Oct. 15, compared with 10 cases a day earlier, the health commission said on Friday.

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

China reported 10 new asymptomatic patients, compared with 23 a day earlier.

As of Oct. 15, mainland China had 85,646 confirmed coronavirus cases, the health authority said. The COVID-19 death toll stands at 4,634.

(Reporting by Brenda Goh and Wang Jing; editing by Richard Pullin)

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