China reports 1,275 new COVID cases for March 27 vs 1,254 a day earlier

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BEIJING, March 28 (Reuters) - China reported 1,275 confirmed coronavirus cases for March 27, the national health authority said on Monday, compared with 1,254 a day earlier.

Of the new cases, 1,219 were locally transmitted, the National Health Commission said, versus 1,217 a day earlier.

The number of new asymptomatic cases, which China does not classify as confirmed cases, stood at 5,134 compared with 4,448 a day earlier.

There were no new deaths, leaving the death toll at 4,638.

As of March 27, mainland China had confirmed 144,515 cases.

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Reporting by Stella Qiu, Yifan Wang and Ryan Woo; Editing by Himani Sarkar

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