SHANGHAI: Mainland China reported nine new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, down from 12 cases a day earlier, the country’s national health authority said on Wednesday (Dec 2).
The National Health Commission, in a statement, said seven of the new cases were imported infections originating from overseas. Two new local cases were reported in the Inner Mongolia region, the commission said.
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The number of new asymptomatic cases, which China does not classify as confirmed, fell to three from five a day earlier.
The total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in mainland China now stands at 86,551, while the death toll remained unchanged at 4,634.
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