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China reports 49 new coronavirus cases in mainland on August 9

FILE PHOTO: People wear protective masks as they walk in a shopping street following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID 19) in a historic part of Beijing, China, July 30, 2020. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China reported on Monday 49 new coronavirus cases in the mainland for August 9, compared with 23 cases a day earlier, the health authority said.

The National Health Commission said in a statement 35 of the new infections were imported cases. There were no new deaths.

China also reported 31 new asymptomatic patients, compared with 11 a day earlier.

As of August 9, mainland China had a total of 84,668 confirmed coronavirus cases, it said.

China’s death toll from the coronavirus remained unchanged at 4,634.

Reporting by Josh Horwitz; Editing by Jacqueline Wong

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