Mainland China reports 11 new COVID-19 cases vs 7 a day earlier

Mainland China reports 11 new COVID-19 cases vs 7 a day earlier

Mainland China reports 11 new COVID-19 cases vs 7 a day earlier

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(Reuters) - Mainland China reported 11 new COVID-19 cases on Oct. 7, up from seven cases a day earlier, the country's national health authority said on Thursday.

The National Health Commission said in a statement all new cases were imported infections involving travellers from overseas. The number of new aysmptomatic cases, which China does not count as confirmed cases, fell to eight from 24 a day earlier.

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The total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Mainland China now stands at 85,500, while the death toll remained unchanged at 4,634.

(Reporting by Se Young Lee; Editing by Shri Navaratnam)

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