SHANGHAI: China reported 49 new COVID-19 cases for Monday (Nov 2), up from 24 a day earlier, the national health authority reported on Tuesday.
The National Health Commission said in a statement 44 of the new cases were imported infections originating from overseas.
The commission also reported 61 new asymptomatic cases, compared with 30 a day earlier.
Of the total new asymptomatic cases, 13 came from the northwestern Xinjiang region. Authorities in the region conducted large scale testing after a recent outbreak.
China does not classify symptomless patients as confirmed COVID-19 cases.
The total number of confirmed cases in China now stands at 86,070, while the death toll remains unchanged at 4,634.
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