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China reports 17 new coronavirus cases for Nov 20 vs 23 day earlier

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People wait at an observation area after receiving booster shots of the vaccine against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) at a vaccination site in Beijing, China October 29, 2021. REUTERS/Tingshu Wang/File Photo

BEIJING, Nov 21 (Reuters) - China reported 17 new confirmed coronavirus cases for Nov. 20, down from 23 a day earlier, its health authority said on Sunday.

Of the new infections, four were locally transmitted cases, according to a statement by the National Health Commission, up from three a day earlier.

China reported eight new asymptomatic cases, which it classifies separately from confirmed cases, down from 16 a day earlier.

There were no new deaths, leaving the death toll at 4,636.

As of Nov. 20, mainland China had 98,467 confirmed coronavirus cases.

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Reporting by Cheng Leng and Norihiko Shirouzu; Editing by William Mallard

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