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Mainland China reports 33 new COVID-19 cases vs 25 a day earlier

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

BEIJING (Reuters) – Mainland China reported 33 new COVID-19 cases on Oct. 30, up from 25 a day earlier, the country’s national health authority said on Saturday.

Of the new cases, 27 were imported infections originatingfrom overseas. The National Health Commission said in astatement that six local infections were reported in the westernregion of Xinjiang.

The commission also reported 38 new asymptomatic cases, downfrom 53 a day earlier. China does not count symptomless patientsas confirmed COVID-19 cases.

Total confirmed COVID-19 cases to date in mainland China stand at 85,973. The death toll remains at 4,634.

(Reporting by Gabriel Crossley; editing by Jane Wardell)

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