China reports 31 new COVID-19 cases in mainland, vs 37 day earlier

FILE PHOTO: People ride shared bicycles past the CCTV headquarters in the Central Business District following an outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Beijing, China, August 4, 2020. Picture taken August 4, 2020. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

BEIJING (Reuters) - China reported 31 new coronavirus cases in the mainland for Aug 7, down from 37 a day earlier, the country’s health authority said on Saturday.

Of the new cases, six were imported infections involving travellers from overseas compared with 10 such cases reported a day earlier, the National Health Commission said in a statement published on its website.

There were also 14 new asymptomatic cases, same as a day earlier.

Total number of infections in mainland China now stand at 84,596, while the death toll remained unchanged at 4,634.

Reporting by Beijing Newsroom; Editing by Himani Sarkar