SHANGHAI: China reported 14 new COVID-19 cases for Aug 24, all of which were imported infections involving travellers from overseas, the country’s health authority said on Tuesday (Aug 25).
This compared with 16 new cases reported a day earlier, all imported as well, and marked the ninth consecutive day of no locally transmitted cases.
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The total number of confirmed cases now stands at 84,981, while the death toll remains unchanged at 4,634.
The National Health Commission said in a statement that there were 16 new asymptomatic cases – patients who are infected with the coronavirus but not exhibiting any symptoms – compared with 27 reported a day earlier.
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