SHANGHAI: China reported 32 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday (Jan 5), down from 33 cases a day earlier, the country’s national health authority said on Wednesday.
The National Health Commission said in a statement nine of the new cases were imported infections originating from overseas. A total of 23 new local infections were reported: 20 in Hebei province, one in the capital city of Beijing, one in Liaoning province and one in Heilongjiang province.
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The number of new asymptomatic cases, which China does not classify as confirmed cases, rose to 64 from 37 cases a day earlier.
The total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in mainland China now stands at 87,215, while the death toll remained unchanged at 4,634.
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