SHANGHAI: China reported 52 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday (Jan 28), down from 54 cases a day earlier, the country’s national health authority said on Friday.
The National Health Commission said in a statement that 36 of the new cases were locally transmitted infections. Asymptomatic cases, which China does not classify as confirmed COVID-19 cases, rose to 42 from 28 a day earlier.
The total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in mainland China now stands at 89,378, while the death toll remained unchanged at 4,636.
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