SHANGHAI (Reuters) – China on Saturday reported eight new COVID-19 cases in the mainland for February 19, compared with 10 cases a day earlier, the health authority said.
All the new infections were imported cases, the National Health Commission said in a statement. There were no new deaths.
China also reported 13 new asymptomatic patients, compared with eight a day earlier. China does not classify asymptomatic cases as confirmed COVID-19 cases.
As of Friday, mainland China had 89,824 confirmed coronavirus infections, while the COVID-19 death toll remained at 4,636, it said.
(Reporting by Josh Horwitz)