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

People wearing face masks walk on Jinli Ancient Street in Chengdu

SHANGHAI (Reuters) – Mainland China reported eight new COVID-19 cases on Sept. 24, compared with seven cases disclosed a day earlier, the 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 patients, fell to 18 from 20 a day earlier.

The total number of confirmed COVID-19 infections in mainland China now stands at 85,322, while the number of total deaths remained unchanged at 4,634.

(Reporting by Jing Wang and Emily Chow; writing by Se Young Lee; Editing by Himani Sarkar)

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